Tumwater Falls Trail [CLOSED]

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Tumwater Historical Park

Tumwater Falls Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
3 days ago

Fantastic local trail. Easy and good for kids. We walk this frequently. Lots of history in this location! Very pretty year round. Will definitely be busy on a nice day. Currently there is ongoing construction.

hiking
closed
7 days ago

Simple in and out trail. Overcrowded when open. It has been under construction. So just a heads up when they open back up.

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Completed just before park closed due to COVID. A couple other dogs in addition to mine. Beautiful views in every direction as you walk along the trail. Lots of benches to sit on and take it all in. Would be great for a photo shoot! Intent to become regulars here in the summer as it is so close by and fulfilling.

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Currently closed due to COVID-19

hiking
closed
1 month ago

Currently closed due to COVID-19

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike that goes in a loop. Lots of waterfalls to look at and places to sit. There were quite a few people on the trail walking their dogs. There is a really fun playground nearby called Tumwater Fall Historical Park.

hiking
3 months ago

Not much of a hiking trail, more of a walk around the waterfall. Beautiful scenery and great for a quick outing!

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Not really a hiking trail...

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful walk but the lowest pay of trail was closed today.

hiking
6 months ago

Walked it 2x since it was so easy. Great little walk when you just want to get out and enjoy the weather

walking
muddy
7 months ago

The trees are just stunning this time of year, easy little walk with lots of nice views of the water!

hiking
7 months ago

a nice short walk through pretty scenery. we went to see salmon in the river.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing to think this is so close to civilization yet so seemingly far away at the same time. Beautiful trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Short walk

hiking
8 months ago

Very pretty . Big bang for your buck for a short trail near town.

hiking
8 months ago

this is a wonderful trail, I walked this trail just 6 weeks after having both hips replaced, and used it as part of my therapy plan. the hills have the perfect amount of elevation but not to hard.

hiking
9 months ago

Took the kids here and it was PERFECT for the kids! Super easy for any age group. The water falls are so incredibly beautiful!!! And I was so happy to be able to have the kids have such a good time!!! Many pretty views, a park and even a restaurant if you get hungry. Highly recommend!

hiking
closed
9 months ago

Part of the trail is closed due to construction but it’s still a nice little walk on a sunny day.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a local classic for those around the Olympia/Tumwater area. Beautiful scenery from the multiple waterfalls and the historic Olympia Brewery in the background. We’ve enjoyed this small hike for decades.

hiking
9 months ago

Good trail but it was closed for part of the trail due to construction. Not very easy access to bathrooms but it’s a beautiful scenery to look at while walking.

This trail is closed at about 3/4 around the loop, so it's an out-and-back style right now. The mist from the lower falls felt nice on a hot day like today! This is an easy, short, and accessible trail with nice water views. A wheelchair-user was on the trail during my visit. She probably needed a little help back up one of the hills, but she was doing just fine at the point I saw her. Bathrooms are closed with porta-potties in their place right now. All were out of toilet paper today. Lots of construction at the trailhead made the view of the upper falls less attractive.

hiking
10 months ago

Highly recommend this trail! Unfortunately wasn’t able to walk the entire trail due to some construction that is currently going on but still had some amazing views! Dog friendly and the entire family can walk it!

hiking
bridge out
off trail
rocky
10 months ago

Love it! So easy for the kids! Also the Salmon Run too!

hiking
10 months ago

Great little walk!

hiking
10 months ago

I’ve been on this trail twice and each time it’s been amazing! Love that you can stand in front of the falls at the end of the trail! It’s very refreshing! Was there early July and I even saw an otter catching fish in the water by the falls! Such a treat! Never seen a wild otter before!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice family hike. Great views of the river and the various falls along the way. Hard to believe you're in the city!

hiking
10 months ago

Was great before the construction and can’t wait until the work is done. Still a great walk and plenty to see.

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