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just made it to the end and its beautiful!!

trail running
5 days ago

Really a great park with some beautiful scenery. Perfect day, lightly trafficked but everyone was friendly. The water in the lake filthy I’m not sure if it always does during this time of year but that is the only real negative. I will definitely do this again. As a side trail, I ran up this winding Hill to the police memorial… That added an extra challenge to this trail.

Super pretty trail! Harder than I thought it would be but it was a great hike

Great trail right in the middle of town! The trail is marked with signs, so very hard to get lost! Part of the trail is closed due to construction but I loved it! Lots of old growth gives you plenty of shade but remember your bug spray!

Always have a wonderful walk here .

Nice trail in the middle of town! This trail was more challenging than I expected, which is a good thing! I thought it would be too easy. It is a nicely shaded trail, a little bumpy and narrow in some spots, but overall pretty clear. I was using the app for directions as I walked, but I still went off the trail twice. There are some pretty steep spots, so be careful. There's also a little 6 foot bridge. I will definitely be walking this trail more often!

Great trail! Fun for the whole family and is stroller friendly.

hiking
17 days ago

Cemetery was neat walking and looking for the headstones, was sad to see the blackberry bushes are taking over (I am sure covering many headstones). Ghost town walked right past :(

Lots of photo opportunities! Gorgeous views and a nice Visitor Center/ Gift shop

Easy. Great views and dog friendly. I highly recommend this for a leisurely stroll or beginners.

Nothing too exciting. If you like mazes this trail would be a great choice!

walking
19 days ago

We love this trail! Beautiful, and dog friendly which is a plus. The beach that it leads out to is gorgeous. Definitely would recommend this to a beginner. Not much elevation, so really it’s great just as a walk or run.

Good paved and gravel trail until the end. Views of the Puget Sound are great with many sea run coastal cutthroat trout active off the beach. This is an excellent local, evening hike for the family or a quick run.

Great local hike with no elevation and good views of the Nisqually River delta. Lots of birds and blackberries.

love it it's good for the kids and very interesting wild life

trail running
20 days ago

Great run down to the water, with a rewarding view once you get there. If you’re running, it’s a little steep and challenging coming back up to the top! Overall a peaceful, beautiful trail perfect for families, couples or solo explorers

Beautiful walk through the woods to the beach.

walking
25 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

This is a fun family hiking trail with just a couple of short hills. There are a couple of view points on an otherwise wooded trail. Great for just a walk in the woods. The trail was in great shape with just a bit of brush encroaching in a few places. Bugs weren’t bad hiking mid morning.

Awesome park. Easy for everyone. Good for picnic, kayaking, walking, biking, etc. with Mt. Rainier view, water is so clear and its just beautiful well maintained trails.

Nice easy walk. Good overlook of the Nisqually river. Completed the entire walk with 4 kids the youngest one is 10 so it's definitely an easy walk. If you look you can watch Bald Eagles flying around. The trails were clean and maintained.

walking
1 month ago

This was my backyard for several years and is s nice place to safely walk in town without having to concern yourself with traffic. Great views on clear days.

This is a very nice trail, except it's easy to get lost. I would not consider it easy with all of the steep hills. I did love it, except not knowing what direction to go.

Pretty

trail running
1 month ago

I seek out greenways like this all over the US and Canada when I travel for work hoping for a place to run without having to dodge distracted drivers. I would give this trail a five on a scale of one to ten. It's relatively clean and well maintained but as several other reviewers noted, there are always a few frightening people along the way and there are some homeless people living along the fringes. There has been a different stealth camper in the parking lot every morning when I arrive. I have run it three times in the early morning without incident but I wouldn't recommend it after dark of for a woman alone. A police bike patrol would solve this shortcoming.

All in all, it's a good trail for a run when you're short on time but it's not a destination.

Gorgeous walk thru tree canopy, sounds of the creek and birds, so lovely! Beautiful view of the sound at the end!

mountain biking
1 month ago

normally i run this trail area , but i just got a bike and this was awesome. great for all levels ,, will be out again

I was so excited that the mileage for this hike was actually pretty accurate! It was a nice hike to take our little dogs on because they didn’t have to climb over any large rocks and we were able to stroll the oldest one in her stroller with little difficulty. It was so much fun to see a dolphin jumping around in the water this morning too:)

Great place to play outside for the day

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