From I-5 heading south, take the 320th Street exit in Federal Way. Follow 320th until it dead-ends at 47th – about 5 miles. Turn right on 47th and go north to Marine View Drive (47th is also a dead end there). Turn left, heading south on Dash Point Road. It changes name and becomes East Side Drive as it enters Pierce County, and at other points is called Marine View Drive. Just as you enter Pierce County, you will cross a big bridge. Continue south over the second bridge – about 2 miles from where you turned onto Marine View Drive. Take the second left about 200 feet after the bridge on a steep gravel road, or continue around a sweeping corner until you see a sign for Hyada on your right. Instead, turn left onto an unmarked lane. The turn here will be sharply north. This is the drive shown in the photo below. (If you get to 51st St NE on your left, you’ve gone too far.) The lane turns from pavement to gravel. Ours is the last house, just after the white house. Turn right up the hill when you see our house.
If traffic is bad, take 272nd street. Turn left on Pacific Highway (99) and go south about two miles to Dash Point Road. Follow Dash Point Road south, eventually crossing into Pierce County. Then follow the instructions above….
When you turn up to our house, drive as far up the gravel drive as you can. Keep your speed up to avoid spinning your wheels on the gravel. If you do, just back up and try again!