Mima Mounds Trail

EASY 27 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
29 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Neat site. Nice flowers. Well maintained.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
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4 months ago

walking
8 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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

11 months ago

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Interesting history... State Discover pass required. No Pets allowed. Watch out for scat on the trail and be aware of Private property along the park.

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's fine. There didn't ever seem to be anybody else there the few times I've been... that's a good thing!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015