Metro Parks Tacoma

Trails Day

MPT_TrailsDay_logo-2012Point Defiance Trails Getting a Helping Hand on National Trails Day

Point Defiance Park serves more than 3.1 million visitors annually. One of the Park’s many popular features are the scenic hiking trails set in the vast ancient forest of this urban nature getaway.

On June 1, 2019, outdoor enthusiasts across the country will celebrate the 26th annual National Trails Day®, a long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail system.

More than 2,000 events will take place around the country. Volunteers are needed at Point Defiance Park to help improve our trails, clean up after winter storms, and ready the paths for vigorous summer use.

Point Defiance Park volunteers will help with trail maintenance to increase safety and accessibility, including path repair and maintenance, vegetation pruning, removal of accumulated brush piles and downed limbs. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Tools, equipment, snacks, water and materials will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to carpool, dress appropriately for the weather, and bring their enthusiasm, smiles and energy!

Saturday, June 1, 2019
9 am - Noon

  • National Trails Day Event at Point Defiance
    Volunteers will be performing trail maintenance to increase trail safety and accessibility. Help groom trails and restore the park, then go play!

    Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St. (map)
  • How to Participate:
    Individuals should meet at Owen Beach at 9am.
    We ask that groups of 3 or more register in advance
    so we can properly plan for the day.

    Get More Details or Register by contacting Richard Madison at or (253) 202-5978.