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South Hill Loop Trail

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.1263, -122.3146 Map & Directions
0.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
71 feet
Highest Point
511 feet
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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The loop trail in this park is a nice place for families to go walking or for anyone to get some steps in. Continue reading

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Hiking South Hill Loop Trail

The loop trail in this park is a nice place for families to go walking or for anyone to get some steps in. Park in the spacious lot, and find the start of the trail near the playground on the corner of 86th Ave E and 144th St.

Parallel the road for a short stretch before heading into an open green area, and then into a forested portion that passes through a wetland. Then curve back around to the start.

If you are looking for a little more distance, you can link up with the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail which starts from the north end of the parking lot and connects to the Heritage Recreation Center.

Hike Description Written by
Charlie Wakenshaw, WTA Staff

South Hill Loop Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.1263, -122.3146 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Puyallup take WA-161/WA-512 south for about one mile. Take the exit for WA-161/South Hill/Eatonville. Keep right on the off-ramp and merge onto 31st Ave SW for 0.4 mile. Turn left onto 94th Ave for 1.5 miles, then turn right onto 128th St E. After half a mile, turn left onto 86th Ave E. After a mile on 86th Ave the parking area will appear on the left.

Take Transit:

Route 402 services this area, stopping at the intersection of Meridian and 144th St. which is a mile walk to the trailhead.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

Pierce County Parks

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South Hill Loop Trail

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