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McCormick Forest

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Love this bright spot of nature!

I’ve been enjoying this park for years. The map is not very good, but with a little less than 5... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Gig Harbor, Washington
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Walk in the Park!

What a beautiful trail run! So, I was visiting my retired parents in Gig Harbor and looking for a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Kevin M
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“main trail”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been enjoying this park for years. The map is not very good, but with a little less than 5 miles of trails it is easy to find the main trail that almost runs the perimeter. The main trail is in great shape but some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank slkneib
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We've actually hiked the McCormick Forest a few times and enjoyed the setting and scenery each time. It does seem that this spot has become more popular than ever, judging from the number of parked vehicles. There is additional parking available across the street at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a beautiful trail run! So, I was visiting my retired parents in Gig Harbor and looking for a place to run. Trip Advisor didn't let me down. Just the place I wanted to explore and go for a quick run. I was visiting when...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is such a nice little park...you can hike it in no time...it's almost in the city...but still in the forest...great little place to visit..you don't want to miss it...there's extra parking in the fire station across the street...

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Simply beautiful and naturally serene. A walk here can be a treat for the senses - and balm for the soul

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank LesRose
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This trail is beautiful and a great place to hike and you can take your dog with you. It is a great place for a trail run or a family hike. Any age can navigate this trail

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Hesterfam
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to believe you are so close to town. It is a beautiful old forest with well maintained paths. We were a bit freaked out about bear sightings and cut our hike short - but then, were city folk, lol

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank dmg239
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

What a great escape! Tall forest trees, little critters, and we'll maintained trails made our afternoon stroll so pleasant, we forgot we were near town.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Angella A
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

There are many trails to explore. We took the outside trail which starts out from the parking lot with a gentle slope. There are intersecting trails that are called by a letter. We ended up taking the "u" trail which got steep with several switchbacks....More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank AliceMariam
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I love having this forest less than 3 miles from my house. If you didn't know better, you would think you had driven an hour away into the hills. The only give away is the sound of freeway traffic on the east side. We like...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Ellie196
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