Mima Mounds Trail

EASY 29 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.

walking
16 hours 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
27 days ago

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Neat site. Nice flowers. Well maintained.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
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6 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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

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.