Mima Mounds Trail

EASY 33 reviews
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Mima Mounds Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Mima Mounds are a natural prairie land of puzzling mounds that have baffled scientist and geologists for years. They are definitely worth a look see if you're in the Capitol State Forest area. The mounds are the major attraction with a couple of kiosks that explain the possible reasons for their existence. There are a couple of loop trails to take you through the area that are paved. There are also side trails (unpaved) where you can walk around the mounds and experience them, as well as the wildflowers, up close and personal.

walking
24 days ago

Such a pretty little area. Not hard to get to at all, and gives some pretty good photo opportunities. Been here a couple times and would still go again. ❤️

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

it's a basic outdoor walk. easy for families or an afternoon stroll. interesting landscape with a cool exhibit about the history and some speculation about how the mounds were formed.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

Was nice and sunny, not a bad walk. Great for beginners or out of shape folks like myself.

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5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Neat site. Nice flowers. Well maintained.

walking
7 months ago

hiking
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walking
Sunday, November 20, 2016

walking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Very easy 3-mile walk with options for a shorter walk if needed. Fascinating information center.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016