Four Cedars Outer Loop is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.8 miElevation gain226 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownBugsMuddyFee
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NOTE: As of January 2021, users have reported that the upper portion of the loop may be closed. The Discover Pass is required for vehicular entrance to this park. An Annual Pass costs $30 and a Day Pass is $10. The park provides two kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 11 sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters include picnic tables, water, sinks, and grills. Both kitchen shelters can accommodate up to 50 guests. Due to limited parking, only one shelter may be reserved at a time. Early reservations are recommended. Visitors are encouraged to carpool. To reserve a kitchen shelter, call the park at 360-456-6464. A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website. Washington State Park/Discover Pass required.

50 parking spaces / two lots / upper and lower. Trail starts from lower parking lot at far end.

Tolmie State Park 7730 61st Ave. N.E. Olympia, WA 98506 Ph: 360-456-6464 Hours Summer 8 a.m. - dusk Winter September 17 through April 15 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - dusk

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Stephanie Bellin
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HikingMuddy

Great trail unless it’s been raining. Extremely muddy right now.

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Jim Swortz
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Elizabeth Blowers
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- Discover Pass required - Dogs allowed (doggie bags and trash at parking) - A couple manageable blow downs - Muddy beyond all belief - Easy for kids or new hikers

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annette sheldon
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trails OK, even the "closed" section of 4 Cedars trail, though muddy. tide was far out at 4 pm, enormous oyster flats.

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Cait Atterberry
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Suuuuper muddy pretty much the whole way. It was cold and rainy today, so we only saw a handful of people on the trail. But the second half of the loop was closed so we had to take a different trail rather than finishing the loop. Also walked all along the beach. Super chill place to adventure around for the day

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Brandon Braucht
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Hannah Braucht
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Courtney Killion
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Very muddy and slippery but still enjoyable.

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Raina Penn
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Nolan Mayther
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Jesus Sanchez
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Tiffany Turner
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Muddy

Easy. Muddy. Nice trail. The ocean is also a plus. Just a simple loop with beautiful moss on trees.

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Christina Oster
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me meme
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very muddy

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Gary Westphal
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Great little trail close into town. Dog and family friendly. Good picnic area also.

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Laura Hanks
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Nice trail. Well marked. Little muddy

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Ashley Wilson
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Penny Yates Baker
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Pretty walk in the woods but not much to see. Nice stroll but that’s about it.

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Christina Char
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Nature tripsFeeMuddy

Kids loved that the trails (because it’s the rainy season) had plenty of muddy parts! They also enjoyed hopping on wood path over the mud. We had fun reading the signs about the trees and loved the views. This is now on my favorite list of walks to do with my kids :) Adding: there are some holes in some of the wooden walking paths

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Rachelle Phipps
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Wet and muddy but it’s late November :)

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Brian Forth
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Robert Tindell
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It is a pretty trail. Not by real viewpoints. Pretty mellow. Some people. Not lots though.

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Genny Cook
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