Mima Falls Trail

MODERATE 156 reviews
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Mima Falls Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Littlerock, Washington that features a waterfall 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.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

Mima Falls is one of the highlights of the many trails that make up the expansive Capitol State Forest. The hike is very easy (despite some massive muddy sections) and takes you through both old and new as well as cleared forests. Mima Falls is a nice little 25 foot falls worth checking out. Mima Falls takes its name from the nearby Mima Mounds. Mima is a Native term meaning a little further along. Over the years, the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has worked with volunteers to build up the trail system in Capitol State Forest, expanding on the network of logging roads. It is likely that at least some portions of this trail are built on sections of former logging roads that once led to logging camps that supplied the sawmills in the lumber boom town of nearby Bordeaux. Established by the Bordeaux Brothers back in 1896, this area of the Black Hills were logged for over 40 years until the old growth timber ran out and Bordeaux became a ghost town in 1941. While Capitol State Forest has been a recreation destination for decades, the Mima Falls Trailhead and Campground was not built until 1973. In 2013 the DNR completed an overhaul of the Capitol State Forest Trail system that renamed most of the trails. Older guides will reference these outdated trail names.

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6 days ago

Nice hike, waterfalls were small but pleasant. The hike was great all on its own

hiking
10 days ago

Good hike. I suggest it. Falls are underwhelming tho.

hiking
11 days ago

Simple and beautiful.

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16 days ago

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18 days ago

mountain biking
19 days ago

not bad, good climbing but not much technical downhill for the effort.
Falls were really lite, prob not the best time of year to go.

hiking
22 days ago

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22 days ago

we just went to the falls and back. I'd put that as an easy hike not moderate but maybe the moderate rating is for the whole loop. lotta horse poo on the trail so watch your step.

24 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike, better than expected after reading the reviews. Marking of the trail was good going out and back to the falls. Did not do the full loop.

1 month ago

Lots of horse poop and the falls was ok but it's a decent hike overall.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful trails minus the horse apples, but poorly marked! We ended up following the horse trail because we couldn't find the mima falls specific trail. 6 miles in we finally found a marker for the mima falls loop which was another few miles out. We just turned around and went back. Will try again, but was very frustrating.

1 month ago

Once you figure out the trail maps it gets SO much easier to figure out Capitol Forest. Took me a couple tries but I found the falls and took the Mima Tie on the return trip. Beautiful trail.

1 month ago

Hard to navigate this trail. Not user friendly. Didn't see any waterfalls. Went in June. Nice trail to walk minus all the horse poop.

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1 month ago