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Dash Point State Park Loop

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5.2 Miles 8.3 Kilometers



712' 217 m


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540' 164 m


249' 76 m



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An all encompasing tour of all of the trails in the upper/south portion of Dash Point SP.

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Nearby parking lots require the use of a Discover Pass. Some of the adjacent trails require riders to dismount and walk their bike.
I had a friend ride out at Dash Point SP and send me a text that the trails were "LAME." I asked if he made it to the upper section and he said "Upper? I just ran into a bunch of stairs right by the beach." So this is where I took him.
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Watch out for hikers and dog walkers. They use the trails pretty often. Be kind and help keep these trails open for a while.


This most of the trails in the upper section of the park. For being so close to town and having pretty good places to park, I think that this is one heck of a gem for Federal Way. Add, subtract, or repeat trails to customize the loop to your taste.

It is pretty dense forest and there are no grand views, but for an hour or two of riding close to home in the south sound, this is a fun one.


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Sep 8, 2017
Ivan Ialanji
Sep 8, 2017
Daniel Ilnitskiy
First time biking in a decade. Was a good fun trail to get back into shape 5mi
Sep 3, 2017
Bryant M
Trails can get confusing but long as you check the maps at the various points you'll be fine. Good amount of switchbacks with steep climbing. 5.2mi
May 29, 2017
Rick Iam
Great place to ride with experienced kids. Rode with my 8 y/o and nothing really stopped him. 8mi — 2h 20m
Sep 29, 2016
Chase Vento
Jul 5, 2015
David Wimmer
Aug 24, 2013
Anthony Harasimowicz
Car next to mine had its window smashed in the small parking lot off of 47th Ave SW. Do not leave any valuables in your car. 5.6mi — 1h 32m

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Minor Issues 49 days ago
Mostly Dry - this is a good place for a cardio ride and a beginner rider for sure, My 12 year old boy and I had fun together and the hills and turns are great for really getting to know your bike. There aren't any jumps that I saw and most of the trails are easily managed for a newer rider
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Rode almost all the trails with my 8 y/o who loves to bike and has some strong skills for a kid. None of them really slowed him down. A couple of the climbs stopped him, but he dug deep and got through most of them. Trails are in great condition with very little overgrowth. All hikers were very pleasant. Saw only one biker. May 29, 2017

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