Bresemann Forest

Military Road & Bresemann Blvd


Bresemann Forest


This naturally wooded site is approximately 70 acres with a system of pedestrian nature trails. The beautiful and secluded walking trail may have users thinking they are miles from the city as they stroll along Morey Creek. Spanaway Creek is  a small stream the also runs through Breesemann Forest from Spanaway Lake and is part of the Clover Creek watershed.

Enter the forest through a wrought iron gate on the west side of the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot near Spire Rock.

"Thank you for visiting this urban forest, we do our best to insure that gates are opened and closed promptly at these times but please be patient as our staff may run into maintenance issues that could delay gate openings.

Trail gates open at 7am year round and close at 10pm June 1st – September 30th and 9pm October 1st – May 31st.

Please be advised that periods of adverse weather may result in last minute restrictions on public access to this park space."

There's a new way to enjoy Bresemann Forest. An Orienteering course tests your map-reading skills, as you find posts through the trail system.
Orienteering map



  • From I-5, take Exit 127
  • Follow the Mt. Rainier / Puyallup signs to Highway 512 going east
  • On Highway 512, take the second exit (Parkland / Spanaway-Pacific Avenue) and at the stop light
  • Turn right onto Pacific Avenue (SR 7)
  • Head south for 2.7 miles then turn right on Military Road (152nd Street)
  • Sprinker Recreation Center is 1.5 blocks down on the right
  • Go to the west side of the parking lot to enter the Forest