Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 99 reviews

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Olympia, WA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.4 miles 68 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From Seattle, S on I-5 to exit 114. Right on Brown Farm Road to trailhead.

20 days ago

It was a great trail with scenic viewing spots however, this is not a running/ trail running route. We were informed by a Park Ranger after jogging the route.

22 days ago

25 days ago

beautiful

1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Would be a nice brisk morning walk.

walking
3 months ago

A great place for a pleasant stroll along a boardwalk. Beautiful, unique landscape for the area with ample opportunities to see wildlife for anyone with a little patience. No shade along the boardwalk to the Puget Sound viewing platform, it could be quite hot on clear summer day.

3 months ago

went a bit earlier in the morning so there were few people. noticed alot more on the way out. it made for a nice walk, in fact didn't feel as far as it was with the changing scenery. it was nice to do on a lazy Sunday for something different.

walking
3 months ago

I didn't realize that you couldn't jog out here, but the walk is absolutely gorgeous. Don't plan on exercising on this trail. There isn't elevation change at any point or any rough terrain. It's still a delightful afternoon! ☺️

Dogs aren't allowed either since its a nature preserve.

3 months ago

Good walk, no elevation, easy

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Not much of a hike but more of a long walk. Each time I have gone there the water as never been in but its nice to see the birds and other wild life

birding
4 months ago

This is a really beautiful easy hike

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Great trail for the family, it's a mix of Boardwalk and gravel. Mostly flat with really nice views, lots of benches along the way to rest. We walked with a 8 year old, 5 yo, and a 4 month old, so needless to say we stopped often. Saw plenty of birds and even a bald eagle or three. Would definitely recommend for an easy afternoon stroll.

4 months ago

birding
4 months ago

Great walk. Easy trail. Wheelchair accessible. Both boardwalks and gravel paths. Lots of birds (bald eagle, blue heron, Hawks, owls, hummingbirds, warblers, swallow, geese, ducks, red winged black bird, etc.), seals, otters, deer, beaver, rabbits, squirrels, frogs, snakes, muskrat, and more. No dogs, no bikes, good for all ages. Fantastic spot for a photo shoot.