Capitol Lake Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Capitol Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles 6 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers

Capitol forest C-line has many trails including loop trails, and out & back trails located near Olympia, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, ATV, horse, mountain biking & trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

27 days ago

it's right downtown so if you're looking for a simple close to town walk this is good!

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3 months ago

If you're looking for a small, easy walk this is a great path. It follows the edge of Capital Lake in downtown Olympia. it is a mix of gravely and paved walkways. Dogs, kids, wheelchairs, bikes, joggers, and just about everyone can enjoy the walk. You will see lots of geese, ducks, herons, and once in a while you will a playful otter too. There is a steep switchback trail that leads from the lake up to the State Capital building if you are looking to increase your heart rate. The salmon spawn in early September and cross under 5th Ave from Budd Bay into Capital Lake on their way to Tumwater falls. It's a great time to catch a glimpse of seals that feast on the salmon, otter that eat fish out if the lake, and bald eagles hunting. The trail is partially closed during the 3rd weekend in July for the annual Lake Fair.

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6 months ago

Nice walk for a beautiful day. Can have lots of foot traffic.

11 months ago

Nice casual walk around Capital Lake, but it is definitely not a hike.

11 months ago

this is not a trail or hike. it is simply a walk around, mainly,the lake.

nature trips
3 years ago

My favorite nature place. Always a beautiful drive and walk.