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3 Kid-Friendly Urban Hikes Around Tacoma

Urban walks that lead South Sound families to Tacoma’s waterfront

Writer Heather Larson

Published on: October 26, 2023

Sights along the Prairie Line Trail in Tacoma. Credit: Heather Larson

Tacoma walking trails lead to the waterfront

One of Tacoma’s supremely popular features is its proximity to the water. This season, when we sometimes need an extra nudge to get our crew outside, walking trails near the Tacoma waterfront offer South Sound–area families great opportunities to explore.

Three different Tacoma trails begin or end at beaches along Commencement Bay and the Thea Foss Waterway: the Prairie Line Trail, the Puget Creek Trail and the Wilson Way Bridge and Trail. Each of these makes for an ultra-kid-friendly and rewarding urban hike. Each trail has its own personality and features, and families with kids will love exploring them all.

First up: Prairie Line Trail

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