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Julia's Gulch Park

Puget Sound and Islands


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area
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0.9 miles of trails


Gain: 150 ft.


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Named for a Puyallup-Klickitat tribal member who lived nearby, this park is a strip of green forest that sits between a residential neighborhood and an industrial area below.

The trailhead is at Viewpoint Park (85 Norpoint Way NE, Tacoma, WA 98422) where there is parking for about a dozen cars.

Head into the forest from here to find the upper loop trail (0.75 mile and 100 feet gain) and the lower loop trail (0.15 mile and 50 feet gain).


Julia's Gulch Park

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.2715, -122.3713 Open map in new window


Puget Sound and Islands -- Seattle-Tacoma Area

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Getting There

From I-5, take exit 137 and head north on 54th Ave. E. for 1.3 miles. Turn right on S. Frontage Road (Highway 509) and stay on this for 1.8 miles. Take a sharp right on Norpoint way. Stay on this for 0.5 mile from the turn. Viewpoint Park will be on your right just before the road bends to the left. Pull in and find a parking spot along the edge of the roundabout. The Julia’s Gulch trailhead is on the NE side of the roundabout.

Take Transit:

Route 63 stops at the intersection of Norpoint Way and NE 19th St., 0.2 mile from trailhead.

Route 182 stops at the intersection of Norpoint Way and NE 29th St., 1 mile from trailhead. 

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