Jump on a two wheel bike and head a few blocks north to Pt Defiance Park. As you enter the 702 acre park, prepare to be astounded at the park’s natural flora and fauna. Old growth forests, manicured rose and Japanese gardens, and beaches greet up to three million visitors a year. An abundance of wildlife, including mule deer, raccoons, and red fox are a common sight. Visitors who stay in the park until sunset will be treated to the melodic howls of the critically endangered red wolf, housed at the popular Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. As you travel to Point Defiance Park, be sure to stop and admire the yachts moored at the Tacoma Yacht club.
Adventurers heading south on Ruston Way Path can take the perfect snapshot of glacier covered Mount Rainier (also known as Mount Tacoma). At 14,417 feet high, Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in the state of Washington, and can be seen as far away as Seattle! As it’s covered in glaciers, any melted water is fed into rivers that eventually drain into Puget Sound.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest!