Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 195 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
5 days ago

12 days ago

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walking
14 days ago

If I lived in the area, I would do this walk every day! The only thing is that no dogs are allowed. Its a beautiful walk, much of it on a raised boardwalk. Flat and simple. Gorgeous views. We saw so many birds (including bald eagles), frogs, dragonflies, etc. And Mount Rainer popped out about half way through.

This was a very easy, walk in the park. The walkways were simple, but I gleaned some breathtaking views, especially at sunset. I'll be going back. Though I have service dogs, this trail is not dogfriendly. You'll want to take your pooch elsewhere.

19 days ago

A fun trail. Beautiful views of Olympics, Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Mt. Rainier. Lots of birds. Flat trail, easy for my 5 year-old.

21 days ago

One of my favorite places to walk and observe nature. You MUST go when the tide is in though to fully appreciate it.

25 days ago

easy for all ages. nothing very exciting.

26 days ago

26 days ago

1 month ago

good places to take the kids

walking
1 month ago

No running, No biking. No jogging.

Easy, there's a choice of dock trail or ( dirt trail)
Which husband and I walked the dock, and then took the dirt trail on the way back..

I believe there should be (specific set time for the park closing) the rule mentions the gate will close at "sunset" bummer because hubby and I decided we'd go for a walk and try and catch a sunset view. Arrived at 6:05 and left by 8:15pm.

Beautiful scenery.

Wild life=bunnies, lots of birds, bald eagles, and weasels.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Very nice, tranquil walk. A lot of wildlife.

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hiking
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