Old Woman's Gulch is a ravine, or system of ravines, located in the
north end of Tacoma, Washington.
Originally named after the old longshoremen's widows who were
displaced during the construction of the sports field that gave
Stadium High School
Stadium High School its namesake, the original
Old Woman's Gulch is
located in the Stadium District. At a later date, the name "Old
Woman's Gulch" was also used to describe the gulch system that runs
through the entirety of the north end, including the more residential
areas to the west of the Stadium District, near the Proctor District.
Today, few people are aware that the ravine is known as the Old
Woman's Gulch, instead referring to it simply as "the gulch" or "the
A trail through
Old Woman's Gulch runs from Puget Park and the
adjacent Puget Gardens Park near the Proctor District to Point
Defiance Park, over a mile away.
Coordinates: 47°16′16.7″N 122°27′13.2″W / 47.271306°N
122.453667°W / 47.271306; -122.453667
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