Capitol Lake Trail

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Capitol Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles
19 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



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Capitol forest C-line has many trails including loop trails, and out & back trails located near Olympia, Washington that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, ATV, horse, mountain biking & trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2 days 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.

29 days ago

This is a flat easy jog around the lake in downtown Olympia. There are great views of the Capitol building and my dog loves to come along.

1 month ago

This is not a "moderate" walk; it is a very easy, flat nice walk around the lake.

1 month ago

I would not rate this moderate. Super easy. It's a great stroll in downtown Olympia.

1 month ago

A good walk along the water and a great view of the capitol. I went during the day and It wasn't too crowded. Many dogs of all variety and adults and children alike. Want to go back to see the sun set over the water.

2 months ago

The best city hike for 50 miles. Lots of people of all ages enjoying the sights.

2 months ago

A nice flat trek around the lake. a lot of joggers and dog walkers. A great place for some cardio in the middle of town.

trail running
3 months ago

I ran on this trail just to say that I've been there. It was very crowded and I probably won't come back, but it is a nice little loop to walk around and enjoy the lake and the view of the capital building.

3 months ago

Perfect place to get in a quick easy walk!

3 months ago

This loop trail is just north of the Tumwater Falls trail. It is flat, but very scenic with ducks and other water fowl. On the east side are an old power plant and the state capitol building. There are bathrooms at the main parking lot and at the half way point. The marina is on the north side, with numerous bars and restaurants nearby. The north side has a large grassy area with picnic tables. There are numerous benches around Marathon Lake.

3 months ago

This is a very nice and easy walk around the lake. The description is miss leading, this is not horse or atv friendly and a fair chunk of it is on sidewalk. My son and I enjoy walking around the lake along with the capital and the neighborhood's. There are great views of Olympia along with great old architecture.

4 months ago

Nice and easy stroll around the lake with good views of the Capitol and pretty close to downtown Olympia

4 months ago

Definitely a nice walk with view of the capitol and the lake. Not far from downtown Olympia if anyone wants to grab a bite to eat afterwards.

4 months ago

It’s a great stroll around the lake.

8 months ago

Great city walk that provides beautiful views of the capitol building.

9 months ago

Great little walk. Really enjoyed it.

10 months ago

Nice walk, safe, and a great view of the capital building. The lake is a bit swampy, but not too bad.

11 months ago

I like this walk, but it could use more shade. This walk can also be extended by walking along the sidewalk towards the Tumwater Falls.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

-Stroller friendly.
-Clean bathrooms with water fountains.
-Lots of parking.
-Close to downtown stores and restaurants.
-Lots of ducks and the occasional otter or great blue heron.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Running/Walking path around the lake.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

lots of people, lots of dogs...everyone and thing very friendly. plenty of room to move around ,easy walking very relaxing

Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy loop to get some miles in.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Beautiful and relatively easy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

very easy, nice stroll for a lazy afternoon with the dog.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Great place to take the dog. Beautiful view on a sunny day. I only rated it 4 stars for the description on the app. I would not rate it moeerare. Definitely easy. It's a very level walking and biking path.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Love this trail for running purposes. 2 laps is 3 miles. Beauty around every corner.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Easy. Great place to meet friends to walk.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

not sure how this is rated moderate

Monday, February 20, 2017

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

Saturday, February 04, 2017

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

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