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Fort Steilacoom YRE 10k

Labor Day walk around Fort Steilacoom.  Walk on asphalt, gravel, dirt trails as well as city sidewalks through Fort Steilacoom Park, Western State Hospital and the city of Lakewood. Fort Steilacoom Park was once a large farm where crops were grown and animals were raised for food for Western State Hospital. Circle a small lake and pass a large cemetery used by the hospital. On the return walk through the grounds of the current Western State Hospital and pass the few remaining houses of the original Fort Steilacoom (used by the army from 1849 to 1868).

Directions: I-5 Exit 129 (So. 72nd St). Southbound Get in right lane on off-ramp following So. 74th St Westbound. Turn right onto So. 74th St. and follow it for 2.1 miles. After crossing Lakewood Dr. W., So. 74th becomes Custer Rd W. Follow Custer for 1.3 miles merging into right lane. Stay in right lane as it turn right onto 88th St W. After the first traffic signal 88th merges into Steilacoom Blvd. SW. Follow Steilacoom Blvd. for 2 miles to Sentinel/Far West Dr SW. Chevron Station is on the right. Park in a stall away from the station entrance or street parking.

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  • Gloria

    Interesting historical walk. Beautiful day with a nice group. Thanks, Neil!

    September 1, 2014

  • Susan P.

    Beautiful day for a new walk.

    1 · September 1, 2014

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