Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 216 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 walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

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

kid friendly

birding

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.

walking
1 month ago

Love this place! Easy to walk, pretty out there! Quiet also nice for photos!

walking
1 month ago

Very enjoyable walk. Easy for all levels.

1 month ago

Great stroller adventure. it's always nice being outside with the baby and not strapping them to your back!

hiking
2 months ago

Although it was busy, it was still a very nice trail. I seen lots of wildlife.

4 months ago

longest boardwalk ever. Bring binoculars and look for eagles! cool trail. lots of traffic on trail.

birding
4 months ago

Nice leveled trail, staff was friendly and very informative, see more birds & other wildlife than expected. Amazed how kind and sharing others were while walking the trails / boardwalk.

4 months ago

Really lovely walk. Tons of birds to see.

walking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

5 months ago

easy for all ages. nothing very exciting.

6 months ago

good places to take the kids

walking
6 months 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.

walking
6 months ago

Very nice, tranquil walk. A lot of wildlife.

7 months 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.

7 months 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
7 months ago

Seriously gorgeous❤️️

7 months ago

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

walking
8 months ago

Great for kids, quick and easy.

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