Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 182 reviews

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From Seattle, S on I-5 to exit 114. Right on Brown Farm Road to trailhead.

hiking
6 days ago

walking
12 days ago

Very nice, tranquil walk. A lot of wildlife.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice, lots of birds and history. Had some excitement with large numbers of Cormorants, terns, and herons all going after a school of small fish.This NWR does not allow running or jogging on the trails.

1 month ago

I have been a couple times, I had the best time in spring while it was a little rainy with little people but many birds :) if you go during the heat of the day during summer its just a long miserable walk in the sun.

walking
1 month ago

Seriously gorgeous❤️️

walking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

We love this trail! Very easy walk for kids and strollers, TONS of wildlife and flowers

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

Great for kids, quick and easy.

walking
2 months ago

Love this path. Great for wildlife viewing and easy for young ones. Always well maintained.

2 months ago

Quite boring, compared to the diverse nature of all the other places around in the Olympic national park...