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.
From Seattle, S on I-5 to exit 114. Right on Brown Farm Road to trailhead.
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.
Would be a nice brisk morning walk.
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.
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.
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.
Good walk, no elevation, easy
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
This is a really beautiful easy hike
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.
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.