Map of the Ruston Way Walking Path


Ruston Way Walking Path

Ruston Way Walking Path Washington map area

Ruston Way Walking Path


3 miles






views of Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier & Commencement Bay, local parks, Port Defiance Park


Port Defiance Promenade


Regional Trails

The Ruston Way Walking Path is a 3-mile long paved pathway along the shores of Puget Sound. This is a beautiful stretch of waterfront with views to the north toward Seattle and a great view of Mt. Rainier in the distance. You can watch the boats coming and going from Commencement Bay, stop at one of the restaurants or parks along the way and maybe catch a view of some local wildlife.

The Ruston Way Walking Path leads to Point Defiance Park. The Ruston Way Walking Path leads to the Port Defiance Promenade which extends for 1.5 miles along the shoreline into the park. The thickly forested park has a number of hiking trails, beautiful rocky beaches, the zoo and aquarium and the Point Defiance Rose Garden.


The Ruston Way Walking Path is paved for the entire route. The trail has few crossings and travels through the parks and landscaped areas along the shore. The trail is open for walking, running and bike riding.


The Ruston Way Walking Path goes past the following community: Tacoma.

Points of Interest

The Ruston Way Walking Path goes past the following points of interest:

Point Defiance Promendade
Rust Park
Ruston Playground
Cummings Park
Marine Park
Les Davis Pier
Puget Creek Gardens & Picnic Area
Dickman Mill Park
Hamilton Park
Old Town Dock
Jack Hyde Park
Nearby Trails

Point Defiance Promenade: the promendade extends into the Point Defiance Park for 1.5 miles along the shorline and goes past the Port Defiance Rose Garden and the zoo.

End Points

The west end of the Ruston Way Walking Path is located along Yacht Club Drive near Point Defiance Park.

The east end of the pathway is located along Ruston Way, 1/3 mile east of McCarver Street.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Ruston Way Walking Path in Tacoma, Washington.