29 days ago

not sure how this is rated moderate

Really great running trail.
Nothing too crazy for kids or small dogs.

its a beautiful walk. beware lately people have not kept dogs on leashes and when you ask them to they get kind of rude.

2 months ago

6 months ago

it's right downtown so if you're looking for a simple close to town walk this is good!

8 months ago

If you're looking for a small, easy walk this is a great path. It follows the edge of Capital Lake in downtown Olympia. it is a mix of gravely and paved walkways. Dogs, kids, wheelchairs, bikes, joggers, and just about everyone can enjoy the walk. You will see lots of geese, ducks, herons, and once in a while you will a playful otter too. There is a steep switchback trail that leads from the lake up to the State Capital building if you are looking to increase your heart rate. The salmon spawn in early September and cross under 5th Ave from Budd Bay into Capital Lake on their way to Tumwater falls. It's a great time to catch a glimpse of seals that feast on the salmon, otter that eat fish out if the lake, and bald eagles hunting. The trail is partially closed during the 3rd weekend in July for the annual Lake Fair.

11 months ago

Nice walk for a beautiful day. Can have lots of foot traffic.

Nice casual walk around Capital Lake, but it is definitely not a hike.

this is not a trail or hike. it is simply a walk around, mainly,the lake.

on Capitol Lake Trail

2 years ago