Best Hiking Trails near Olympia, Washington

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on Watershed Park Trail
1 day 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
2 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...
2 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
8 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...
10 days ago

Good walk, no elevation, easy

on Watershed Park Trail
11 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
13 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
15 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
17 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
17 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...
17 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 Nisqually National Wildli...
18 days ago

Wish dogs can be allowed

on Nisqually National Wildli...
19 days ago

walking

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

on Mima Falls Trail
20 days ago

hiking

There was too much horse poop to enjoy the trail. It was everywhere. Also, the trail wasn't clearly marked. Had a terrible time. Will try again after November when horse season is over

on Nisqually National Wildli...
24 days ago

birding

This is a really beautiful easy hike