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Hood Canal and Theler Wetlands Trails

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Hood Canal and Theler Wetlands Trails is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Belfair, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 52 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wildlife

no dogs

Note: As of September 2019, sections of this trail may be closed due to high water levels and trail maintenance. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

hiking
closed
3 months ago

Most of the trail still closed. Nice viewing from elevated boardwalk to the wetlands. About 1/2 mile from trailhead to end of boardwalk.

hiking
bridge out
closed
4 months ago

Most of trail is closed.

hiking
4 months ago

great for kids. a nice walk.

hiking
5 months ago

My kids and I love this trail (ages 5 & 2). It’s really convenient for us. Nice and flat for them to run and play, plus the playground at the beginning helps for nap time later! The dock lookout is a bonus.

Not a lot of water to see in an estuary during low tide, but very well-maintained and easy-to-hike, gravel and boardwalk trails. Wheelchair-friendly, too. Lots of places to sit and listen to the birds and enjoy the fresh air and marvel at the grasslands. My favorite part was coming across a path with roses growing wild and bees buzzing so merrily within the bushes that they didn’t even care I was taking pictures.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy little trails to navigate. Nice docks that outlook over the marsh.

hiking
bridge out
bugs
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Love this trail for a quick walk. Right now most of the walk is closed. Not sure why. Fenced off

10 months ago

Found out about this little Trail living right across the road and up the street.The only problem is NO DOGS ALLOWED!! Cute little area things- need to be brought up to date. NO public restroom- twice have visited and found human waste right on the playground!!! which my dogs have found and rolled in it and I was absolutely upset !!! this has happened twice now I will NEVER go back.... but it is a cute little area.

walking
10 months ago

Nice walking trail, not really a hike. Portions of the trail are closed and the boardwalks are icy early in the day so I recommend good traction and possibly walking poles. A little hard to locate as signage isn’t great but park near the Early Learning center and the trail head is at the far part of the parking lot. Nice pace, enjoyed the scenery and even saw a bald eagle.

Wed Sep 19 2018

Nice easy trail.

hiking
Mon Aug 06 2018

The trails are not CLOSED. A section washed out has a detour & works very well. The Trails are NOT Closed.

hiking
Tue Jul 03 2018

I'd give this a 5 star, but the bathrooms at the entrance are still closed due to vandalism. I bring my grandkids here often, we love all the trails and especially the center trail on the boardwalk out to the marsh overlook. My granddaughter loves to take pics of the swallows and my grandson just loves the peace and quiet.

nature trips
Mon Jul 02 2018

Went May, 2017 - was beautiful with lots swallows and some marsh wren along extended boardwalk.

Wed Mar 14 2018

Most of the trail is closed off, try doing it in a year or two if fixed...

walking
Tue Dec 05 2017

Nice easy walking trail, plenty of wildlife, nice views.

Fri Sep 15 2017

Nice little nature walk

nature trips
Sun Aug 20 2017

Easy walk for two adults plus a third grader with no discernible elevation gain. The bathrooms at the entrance were closed due to vandalism, which is sad. However, the pit bathroom near the turnaround point of the River Estuary Trail was open, and a welcome respite. Lots of great birds to see, a couple really huge sturgeon hanging out in the shallows, as well as one white sturgeon making its way up the river. Very low tide.

Mon May 29 2017

Drove there only to find out dogs are not allowed.  Suggest adding "not pet friendly" to the "kid friendly" "hiking","walking", etc info blocks.

Thu Mar 16 2017

I've ran and walked this trail dozens of times. pretty view sometimes in summer and a good exercise track for runners.

Sat Feb 25 2017

Kind of a bummer. Drove out here with my dog to find out that she wasn't allowed to go on the trail.

Mon Feb 13 2017

Love this so do my kids!

walking
Tue Jan 17 2017

I'm not use to this cold, but the hike was beautiful!

walking
Mon Jan 16 2017

Beautiful trail

Mon Oct 03 2016

Fun kid friendly hike.

Wed May 04 2016

great for birders or anyone looking for a walk flat delta tidal lands is informative and very well maintained kid friendly

walking
Thu Mar 17 2016

Nice casual trail with some great spots for watching wildlife.

walking
Mon May 25 2015

Nice set of trails with varied scenery. the marshlands are a beautiful ecosystem, and the longest of the trails tours through a now-completed Wetlands restoration project. Some paths are a little narrow for passing bit it's not a big issue. There is a simple restroom on the longest trail.

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