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Fort Steilacoom Park

Fort Steilacoom Park

Key Info

1-2 of 5 (technical difficulty)
2 of 5 (physical difficulty)
NW Washington


7 miles total
50% single track
50% fire road
47.1728383448629 lat.
-122.560021877289 long.


If you live near Tacoma and you are new to mountain biking, this trail is for you. For those who are more experienced riders, there are still some challenging sections. There is a loop that goes around the perimeter of the forest and a bunch of single track in the middle. In the center you will find a relatively flat, cleared out area with jumps and log obstacles. Trails range from wide, even and gravel to narrow, heavily vegetated and rooty. This a great place to develop your skills. Obstacles range from beginner to intermediate. Some of the jumps could be considered advanced.

At 340 acres, Fort Steilacoom Park is the largest park in Lakewood and provides a diverse mix of active and passive recreation. It features an expansive and scenic trail system traversing through woods and hills, looping around Waughop Lake, connecting to the Pierce College campus, and offering impressive views of the Puget Sound and Western State Hospital. This regional park has four developed baseball fields. The park also offers a number of partially developed softball and soccer fields and some playground equipment.

The trail seems to drain well. Some parts can be heavily vegetated.

Nearest bike shop is:

Bike Tech 8819 Bridgeport Way Southwest Tacoma, WA 98499-2645 (253) 512-2453