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Beautiful and easy family hike. Make sure you check the stomp house!

Beautiful place to both hunt and just walk/run around. It's very easy-going to maneuver through for both experienced and inexperienced folk and a place I always enjoy visiting.

Great paths and easy for all ages

2 days ago

This was a great hike. Well maintained. Disappointed about the fog but an added bonus to have the ability to drive to see the view! Fog burned off on the way down, so we drove over and enjoyed the scenery!

off road driving
3 days ago

First trail I drove my Jeep up. It was easy drive and the view was amazing!

The walk itself was quite meh, between the dense under growth and the trail being sandwiched between private properties with a few unkempt. There are a bunch of private property no trespassing signs. Judging from the reviews the trail now has about 3+ years of overgrowth with dense under growth and is on the verge of disappearing. I would judge it 75% moderate to severe over grown. Would need a sturdy hedge trimmer to clear it up at this point.

You will pass a largish open swamp on the left about halfway. But the trail opens up and becomes enjoyable after passing the stream that drains Koenemann Lake. You come to a jeep width access road, turn right to go down to the lake. Turning left takes you up a hill to a gate and private property signs, so the other trail that is depicted by zooming in a little on AllTrails is not accessible. The lake is very nice and worth the hike, and is the only reason I could give it 3 stars. We saw a (i looked it up) kettle of 8+ bald eagles flying around, neato.

I hiked this trail today. It meanders through a nice forested area, passing small farms, and a large pond, before crossing a creek, and circling up around to the lake ! It’s says koeneman lake trail, but Google calls it fern lake!

trail running
13 days ago

Starting to get muddy, boardwalks slippy - still a enjoyable place to run

Part of the trail was closed. But I will delve going back. My 7 & 6 year old boys loved it. They were amazed by a wood pecker and they didn’t want to leave. Great if you want to look for animals. Bring your binoculars

easy walking trail

Hiked the trail today and it was an absolutely beautiful day. Trail was in great condition and was a nice moderate level. Would highly recommend.

19 days ago

Intense elevation gain but a good length and the views are beautiful. Saw lots of dogs!

20 days ago

A little small but I like the seclusion of this park so close to Lacey and Olympia.

Easy walking trail.

Went with my boys and their grandparents! Wonderful scenic views along the way!

easy but enjoyable

Went at sunset and it was amazing!

It’s a busy trail usually but it’s only because of how beautiful it is. My kids love to read about the different trees that grow there and explore the trails with wonder every time we go. I highly recommend and love this trail.

Stroller friendly for the little ones and provides many opportunities to see wildlife. I come here often and we see many different birds, turtles, salamanders and we try to see the beaver but have no such luck. My family loves this trail because it’s easy and a perfect way to unwind in nature.

1 month ago

Good easy hike. paved nice green trail. Ends at the beach... Daughter loved all the little crabs

Nice trail for the daily walk. Not crowded and minimal traffic only when on the actual hill itself.

Lovely, short, easy. Next to a river. Lush.

We love to walk this with the kids, it’s an easy walk. Relaxing, but very busy when it’s nice outside. There are restrooms on both sides of the loop, and a water fountain. The area is flat, with one area off to the side where you can go up an elevated walkway towards the capital. When we walk this, we usually do sprints up this to get our heart rate up.

1 month ago

Really nice walk with the dog today. We enjoyed the sound of the rain in the trees and watching the mists weaving through. A few walkers only.

Great for kids! Just the right length and easy. Just North of the Lake Cushman campgrounds.

loved this trail! will be using it for training!

Beautiful hike. Absolutely gorgeous!

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