Tumwater Falls Trail

EASY 93 reviews

Tumwater Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

1 day ago

Charming little walk around the park. What’s not to like?

12 days ago

prefect trail to take little ones on. has a very peaceful setting for its location.

hiking
14 days ago

Absolutely beautiful run along an amazing park. The waterfalls are terrific! Very short so you may want to walk it twice…but definitely peaceful walk.

walking
19 days ago

Beautiful views and easy to walk trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful walk along the rushing water. the whole area is kept very nice. I liked that you can walk on either side of the river and then they meet on a bridge at the end. Short 10 minute walk each way. Very well worth it!!

2 months ago

Nice and easy hike! We got there by 10am and by the time we left it was starting to get busy.

2 months ago

Beautiful little trail in the city.

2 months ago

One of the best for miles!

3 months ago

Mother nature at its finest. The falls and river, run along the edge of the former Olympia Brewery. This is a very easy short walk, with a footbridge. There are numerous spots for the perfect photo. Next to the parking lot are bathrooms and a salmon fish hatchery.

Adjacent to the parking lot (east) is a large bridge with a totem pole. Take the stairway, just outside the south side of the parking lot. The sign alongside the totem poll states: The beginning of the Inside Passage to British Columbia and Alaska. Keep your eyes open, for the parking lot, it is easy to miss.

3 months ago

Beautiful walk, short and easy

nature trips
4 months ago

This is the best place to go during the salmon run. You can see these incredible animals jump up the falls trying so hard. It’s a moderate hike but kids can definitely do it as well while experiencing this amazing event. At some spots it can be slippery. At the top of the falls is a small education center, park benches and playground.

nature trips
4 months ago

Such a peaceful and family friendly place to set ones Internal reset button. Worth the experience.

4 months ago

Visited this park about a week back. Surprised by the length of the trail & the size of the falls! Worth a visit for a quick little walk.

hiking
4 months ago

I was impressed with the size of this trail, it seems like a tiny park for the homeless to chill at but I saw no homeless and it was a large park. the trails are easy on the way in, a hill on the way out that's bad on the lower back, but you'll survive. i recommend this park to anyone over the age of 1.

hiking
4 months ago

Very pretty and easy stroll to take an out of town friend that doesn’t really hike. Beautiful on a rainy morning I’m sure we will be back for a picnic on a drier afternoon!

5 months ago

Nice trail for a family hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Can be busy, but always nice!!! Spring and summer brings some pretty flowers around the loop. I love the bridge :) Easy walk, slight inclines in areas that can prove to be difficult for some, just go slow. Fantastic for kids and animals :)

walking
7 months ago

This trail is longer than advertised. The river and lake at the end were great.

walking
10 months ago

It's was a nice easy trail. I am 41 weeks pregnant and this was perfect. Very peaceful and beautiful.

walking
10 months ago

Beautiful short trail. Simple. Views of waterfalls and old Olympia Brewery. Very shaded.

10 months ago

This is a very easy trail to follow woth beautiful views of Tumwater Falls. It's a quick in & out, with a couple of bridges. Pathes are gravel, so watch your footing. It also has a cool park for a picnic. Dog friendly.

10 months ago

I take this trail once or twice a week. it is easy with just enough of a hill to make get warm. Great for post hip surgery

walking
11 months ago

Pretty views of the waterfall after it rains... but I wouldn't call this a "trail."

hiking
11 months ago

I taken this trail many of times and am always impressed with the upkeep of the trail, the cleaniness and the ever changes that nature is allowed to do!

walking
11 months ago

I wouldn't call this a hike, more of a walk, but I love this place all the same. It's a fun place to bring the family. Great for younger kids and you could even bring a stroller. There are a few large steps (as is wide, with lots of space between each rise) on one side down to the bridge, but a stroller can manage them. We love coming here in the fall, usually early September, to watch the salmon run.

walking
11 months ago

Nice, peaceful walk. Convenient, right off the highway. Beautiful falls.

walking
11 months ago

Super easy walking trail great for kids; dog friendly

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Super nice little walk along a river with waterfalls and nice vegetation.

Monday, July 10, 2017

very beautiful, very short

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beautiful falls! easy our 4 yr old runs along.

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