Best Trails near Olympia, Washington

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on Mima Falls Trail
15 hours ago

hiking

Disappointed. Not impressed with the "waterfall" barely even a waterfall. There are no signs showing where to go to get to it. If you continue on from the waterfall you enter a 15 mile loop. The 5.5 miles it says on the description is not a loop. There is horse poop everywhere on the trail but there is a pretty view if you accidentally hike 5 more miles in above the trees.

on Watershed Park Trail
20 hours ago

A good trail for dog walking or light jogging.

on Woodward Bay Natural Reso...
1 day ago

What a great way to start the day! We took the loop trail out and then walked to see the view. The trail is well taken care of! The viewpoint is a great place to sip coffee and take a deep breath! We walked back on the paved road. We will definitely be back!

on Watershed Park Trail
3 days ago

hiking

Another fun, local hike with kids! There were a few places that went uphill, but my 7 year old and 4 year old made it just fine! A nice find in the middle of town!

on Watershed Park Trail
7 days ago

This is a very good trail if you do not have a lot of time. Very scenic and an all around beautiful trail.

on Mima Falls Trail
8 days ago

hiking

Nice quick trail with some decent spikes in the trail to get your heart rate up. However, the "falls" was more like a trickle! Lots of horse poop and gun fire near the trailhead due to the gun range nearby.

on Nisqually National Wildli...
8 days ago

walking

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.

on McLane School Trail
14 days ago

road biking

My daughter and I were excited to bike near the water but this route has no water views like shown in the photos. The path is nicely paved but is not a loop like described. If you start at the head of the trail, you must use an overpass on Evergreen Parkway to get to the other part of the trail. We think this trail would be more interesting when it's a bit more wet as most of the ponds and bogs were dry. McLane School has done a nice job of labeling areas and critters of interest.

on Nisqually National Wildli...
16 days ago

Good walk, no elevation, easy

on Watershed Park Trail
17 days ago

walking

Nice trail for a quick walk but homeless people are definitely present. Don't recommend for people out on their own

on Mima Falls Trail
19 days ago

hiking

Fun, fairly easy trail. The only thing I didn't enjoy was all the horses and having to avoid their droppings everywhere.

on LBA Park Loop Trail
21 days ago

Great place for the family to go explore. Black berries along the trail are a great treat. Nice place for a picnic as well.

on Priest Point
22 days ago

hiking

Short and fun! Beautiful views and lots of greenery! will definitely go again! perfect for dogs and children!

on Mima Falls Trail
23 days ago

hiking

Eh. This trail is not that enjoyable this time of year as it is littered with horse poop and muffled down by the sounds of gun shots. Its not until you reach the falls where you can't hear the reminiscing bangs. The falls themselves right now (August) is more like a trickle of water since the water level is low. Wait until the colder weather or spring season.

on Woodward Bay Natural Reso...
23 days ago

Nice area. Good variety between the hard road and option to take the 1.5 mile trail through the woods. Good view of the bay and nice wild life

on State Capitol and Central...
23 days ago

Fun, relatively easy trail in the heart of down town but at times feels nice and remote. Great view if you climb the hill near the Capitol