Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

EASY 205 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
29 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
23 hours ago

hiking
3 days ago

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

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

2 months ago

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

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

birding
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Really lovely walk. Tons of birds to see.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

easy for all ages. nothing very exciting.

3 months ago

3 months ago