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State Capitol and Central Olympia is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 88 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Road biking

Walking

Running

Lake

Paved

City walk

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As of 5/28/19, hikers report a trail portion closed due to a hazardous spill on the lake.

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Reviews (41)
Photos (154)
Recordings (29)
Completed (196)
Jennifer Garcia
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Road bikingBugs

Super easy trail with great views of the Capital!

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Dave .
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Walking

Aside from the few passing wiffs of human pee around the lake and Tumwater falls it is a great run of walk. Please Olympia stop making it so easy for homeless.

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Ash Meadows
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Hiking

Trail from Tumwater Historical Park to Interpretive Park is closed off.

Jason Hatter
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WalkingOff trail

Practically the exact same trail as the capital lake trail, except 3 miles longer as it starts at Pioneer Park. Great trail, however I had to go off trail because a portion of it was closed due to a hazardous spill in the lake. I have done the capital lake trail several times, but I recorded it last August. It really is a great park with some beautiful scenery. I would do this again.

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D N Lyons
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Hiking

Connections to Tumwater Historic and Falls section Temporarily closed due to oil spill. Pleasant walk along water. Sidewalk for strollers, bikers, etc.

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Ashley Holland
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closed even parts of Tumwater Falls.

Aisha S.
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Walking

Best walk downtown olympia. Always beautiful.

Noella Gaston
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Walking

This is always a beautiful walk. Done it more times than I can count!

Shantel B.
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We love to walk this with the kids, it’s an easy walk. Relaxing, but very busy when it’s nice outside. There are restrooms on both sides of the loop, and a water fountain. The area is flat, with one area off to the side where you can go up an elevated walkway towards the capital. When we walk this, we usually do sprints up this to get our heart rate up.

Sophorth Chin-Rodriguez
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Walking

Great place to walk with your children

Austin Lieb
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Fun, relatively easy trail in the heart of down town but at times feels nice and remote. Great view if you climb the hill near the Capitol

Dollie Cook
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Walking

This trail goes around Capital Lake, then follows the sidewalk alongside the street south towards Tumwater, turns east along a wide paved trail that leads under the freeway, and ends at a playground. There are bathrooms located on either side of the lake, at the turn east to go along the Tumwater end of the lake, as well as at the playground area. We like to take the walk to the playground end of the trail where we have a picnic, then turn and go back the way we came.

Angelique Zieber
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Gets pretty crowded in nice weather, but good for kids, dog walking, jogging. Beautiful downtown and capital scenery.

Tiffany Girardi
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Shannon Messersmith
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Rob Beach
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Marina D.
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Bob Buzzo
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Emina Hatler
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Candice Bachtell
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Jeffrey Campbell
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Asia Campbell
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Nevaeh C
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Fred Foreman
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Giselle Frazier
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