When you’ve just got to get out of the house, there’s nothing better than a gentle hike on one of Tacoma’s awesome trails. Thanks to our friends at AllTrails, we’ve rounded up a list of the very best kid-friendly hikes in Tacoma from the Scott Pierson Trail to the Owen Beach Trail. Grab some trail mix and read on to get the scoop.

photo: coco rdm/AllTrails

Swan Creek Trail

Swan Creek Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Omari Warren/AllTrails

Ruston Way Trail

Ruston Way Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Rebecca Bucknall/AllTrails

Titlow Park

Titlow Park is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Dave Kasperson/AllTrails

Puget Park Trail

Puget Park Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Normand Hall/AllTrails

Wright Park

Wright Park is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for walking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Michael White/AllTrails

Scott Pierson Trail

Scott Pierson Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 8.9 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Christian Kono/AllTrails

China Lake Loop

China Lake Loop is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Jason Hannah/AllTrails

Owen Beach Trail

Owen Beach Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Jason Hatter/AllTrails

McKinley Park Loop

McKinley Park Loop is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles
Difficulty: Easy

photo: Linh VanBogart/AllTrails

Wapato Lake Trail

Wapato Lake Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tacoma, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy