Dash Point State Park - Trail, Tacoma, Washington

Dash Point State Park - Trail, Tacoma, Washington

DESCRIPTION

Fairly easy riding through beautiful forest. Good downhill on back side.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 22, 2008]
JradKbad
Weekend Warrior

I was taken to Dash Point by a regular. Trail was well maintained and had a good veriety of up hills, down hills, and rolly polly twist and turns. Lots to look at and various difficulty levels between easy and a medium challenge.

Customer Service

IMBA and Log Jammer.

Similar Products Used:

BPA, It's a road bike trail but kinda has a mountin bike alternative.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 23, 2005]
Patrick Robinson
Weekend Warrior

I am the Dash Point State Park Trail advocate, working as a volunteer for the Parks Department. If you would like a trail map, hit our new Email address FriendsofDashpoint@Comcast.net Friends of Dashpoint is an informal group of volunteers that include Mountain Bikers, Runners, and hikers who build, maintain, and use the trails at Dash Point State Park. Come check out our trails!!!

Customer Service

Log Jam, our newest trail is tough! Come ride it! Patrick Robinson Dash Point State Park Trail Advocate

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 22, 2005]
NumbSkull
Cross Country Rider

Went & rode Dash Pointe for the second time today Tues. 2/22/05. Spent about an 1.5 hr. on it today. I really like this trail, good up-hill & downhill sections, plus new signs. Techincal/ slow parts, makes you think. Find something new everytime I go out. Hey, plus there were some hot female/ friendly X-C runners out on the trails. I would recommend this trial to everyone, except maybe the D-Hillers, they'd probably get bored. NumbSkull Like X-C runners.

Customer Service

Start at the campsite, head East/South, look for the signs, they are self explanatory; "The Downhill."

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 28, 2004]
Patrick Robinson
Weekend Warrior

I have been organizing the trail work parties in this park, and coordinating with the park rangers. They are being very supportive. We have organized 2 bicycle groups, Boy scout troops, church groups, and a group of runners to work on the trail and as a result they are in great shape. This informal group of trail uses is call Friends Of Dashpoint State Park. Come on and try out our newest trail "log Jam". Also known as HFT (Hard F'n Trail) It's a challenging one! Email me at Friendsofdashpoint@msn.com if you want a map. Also let me know if you are interested in helping out with new trails, or maintenance on existing trails. Enjoy the ride! Patrick Robinson

Customer Service

Climb on your bike and go!

Similar Products Used:

Lake Sawyer, Victor Falls. Hook up with "Team Tailwind" from "Phil's Southside Bike Shop" in Federal Way. They do trail rides and road rides. Email Phil at PHILTHEMECHANIC@AOL.com

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2003]
john
Weekend Warrior

I have been riding here since 1986 and I use it mainly for exercise (I live near by), it is a good trail with good short downhill sections and some pretty good climbs that do get your heart going, muddy in winter, semi technical, if you ride at a quick pace 2 full loops of this park will take about two hours and you will be tired or there are several trails that branch off of the main trails and you barely have to ride the same stuff twice and still get in a few hours of good riding great for begginers and experts alike another thing is I have ridden there for 17 years and have never had a run in with the rangers ( maybey I am just in the right place at the right time ) watch out for runners walkers may-sept, have a good one!!

Customer Service

everything but the lowest portion of the park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 13, 2003]
tahlkee
Weekend Warrior

This is a nice trail for the area. I live about a mile away. This trail has sections an upper and lower. The summer months brings out alot of runners/walkers. Winters are best since its just us bikers. There are two groups that have been doing work on the trail every week and lately NMBA has been out working on the trails. They have resolved issues with the rangers and are working with and have their permission on building new trails and fixing them. There are some locals who are destroying bridges, teeter tottar, etc. So if you see them please let the ranger know. Its an awesome trail if you have a few hours to bomb around.

Customer Service

Start out on Hoyt road and then go up Heart Break Hill (they are building a new trail going along that trail... cant wait) head left to nite crawler, then come back and go down a new very fast down hill technical trail. Head back up to nitecraweler but hear right instead of left. Ride to BMX trail. then head to Crackers Crossing (you had to be a cracker to cross it--now its more easier) head to beach then head back up...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 01, 2001]
Xanthoptica

While not very technical, Dash Point is a nice place close to Tacoma to get an hour or two of singletrack riding in. Starting from the parking lot at the bottom (near the beach) there are some stairs to climb, but once you get past those, there are lots of little trails, some loops, some going nowhere. You don't need to navigate too carefully, just do a rough loop in one direction or the other. Can be pretty muddy (lots of flat terrain that doesn't drain really well). Could be fun for beginners, especially the main trails, which are pretty easy. Advanced riders will seek out the side trails, which have some subtle technical challenges to keep you focused. Nothing scary or dangerous, unless you ride the rail-less bridges or the stairs - and even some of the stairs are reasonable.

Customer Service

Explore. Start from the parking area and do a big loop. Make sure to check out all the side trails you see - some are a lot of fun. The clockwise loop works well for me.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 02, 2001]
chad

I went last weekend on my new full suspension. We road for about 45 minutes hard and got really muddy. This polace is good for beginners and evenexperts when its muddy (I bailed a few times on some steep stairs) but altogether a fun place to have some fun close to the city. Bring Fenders!!

Customer Service

Start up high in a neighborhood on the top of the park (entrance is kinda hidden but theres a sweet bmx course there. I would suggest to start at the main park entrance and look for all the trails along the sides and go!!

Similar Products Used:

Backside of tiger mountain off HWY 18.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 16, 2001]
ScottieDog

These trails are my gym. The upper loop (often missed) is by the BMX track on the top of the hill. It's a gut buster climb for a bit but then you get some very technical runs and a downhill that is a blast. Watch for hikers with rat dogs and big dogs, pot smokers and nettles. If you do the 2 loops a couple times you can have a good workout.
See ya on the trail!
Peace

Customer Service

Take 320th till it comes to a T 3 way stop. Turn left and look on the right about 150 yard down and you'll see a small sign for the entrance. Park down the road where you have some room and get ready for some mud.

Similar Products Used:

The BPA trail can have some great climbs if you get off the pavement.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 20, 2001]
Derek

Its a pretty good training loop. My LBS goes there evry Thursday at 7:15 and rides. There are some sweet downhills, and long uphills, but its mostly single track, and some of my friends at the bike shop, which we call ourselves Team Tailwind, built some Northshore stuff. Go take a spin around it. Is awsome!

Customer Service

Down Dash Point road, or to the corner of 320th and Hoite

Similar Products Used:

BPA, if you get of pavement

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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