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    Owen Beach Trail

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    Very Easy
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    3.4 km
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    26 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Owen Beach Trail is a 3.4 km heavily trafficked trail that leads you along the tip of Point Defiance Park. It’s an easy walk along the water with great views and a calm atmosphere. The hike is heavily trafficked, so try to visit outside of peak hours if you’d like more of the beach to yourself. Try to come during low tide so you can explore as much of the beach as you prefer.

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    Route Description for Owen Beach Trail

    The hike along Owen Beach is a lovely trip, one that can be nicely bookended by a stop at the snackhouse near the trailhead. It’s a fairly quick trip and mostly flat. Perfect for beachcombers and kids, it’ll fill a sunny afternoon or morning perfectly. The trail follows the beach, so we recommend visiting at low tide.

    Begin near the snackhouse, taking the trail that heads along the beach towards the point. Pass the picnic area and stay right at the first junction. The route follows the beach and is incredibly straightforward, so you won’t need to be navigating much. The trail ends near the Gig Harbor viewpoint. Stop here to look out over the water before turning around and retracing your steps.

    Getting to the Owen Beach Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Owen Beach Trail is near the Owen Beach Snackhouse off N Owen Beach Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground


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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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