Access: Get to either the restored walking trail (leads to Park Drive) or the lower gulch trail from Garfield Park, 400 N. Borough Road. The upper track begins further north down Borough Road and can reach the mouth. Both trails are steep and slippery. There’s walking access to the gulch’s mouth from Schuster Parkway opposite the Chinese Reconciliation Park, but no vehicle parking.
Tips: Wear waterproof boots and carry a stick for balance. Be prepared to clamber. Bring a buddy – it’s lonely down there. Look for birdhouses and a bald eagle’s nest high up.
Restoration status: Rob Girvin is the official habitat steward and holds work parties several times a year. The next one is Oct. 11. Contact him at 253-383-4588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Green Tacoma Partnership manages the habitat steward program. Contact it at 253-202-5978 or email@example.com.