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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 29, 2020

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

Kid-friendly urban hikes to water

One of Tacoma’s most outstanding and supremely popular features has to be its proximity to the water. These days, when the outdoors are our best option for play, South Sound-area families want ways to explore the waterfront.

Three different Tacoma trails begin or end at beaches along Commencement Bay and 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 environs, and families with kids will love exploring them all.

Use the arrows above the image to read about these family-friendly Tacoma trails. Please remember to wear your masks when you encounter others on the trail and follow safety practices for recreating outdoors.

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