Watershed Park Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews
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Watershed Park Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/parks-and-trails/watershed-park

1 month ago

This trail is great for beginners. We brought our puppy here on her first hike.

1 month ago

great hike with quite a few inclines.

Can't go wrong, rain or shine at the Watershed! It's incredible to be a block from downtown Olympia but feel like you're miles from it all. I've grown up walking this trail and though I have traveled all over, I always come back and enjoy this one. It really has everything I need to feel in tune with nature in about 45 minutes to an hour; interspersed streams as you loop, wooden boardwalks and bridges, hills, valleys, and an overload of lush greenery!

walking
3 months ago

nice trail for dog walking

4 months ago

Awesome trail!!! I ran it and it was a bit of a challenge. The inclines were surprising for a first timer!!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! I can walk to the trailhead in 10 minutes, I feel so lucky to live near this tranquil, lush forest, and the beautiful creek.

walking
5 months ago

My husband and I walked this trail in the pouring rain. It was quite romantic actually. A bit short for us so we turned around and walked the other way around the loop. Loved it. ❤️

5 months ago

Great trail, it's got some ups and downs. Nice little easy workout for after work or early in the weekend. Make sure you wear good shoes because the terrain is a little rough at points. My dogs love this trail.

5 months ago

First time hiking this trail. Pretty awesome, perfect distance you can do over and over again, right amount of sweating

6 months ago

Considered an easy trail, hubby and I went for an evening walk.


Lots of beautiful big and green trees!

walking
6 months ago

Beautiful and pretty easy. 6 lb dog made it the whole way

walking
6 months ago

Great little walk/hike in the middle of town. Both my kids (5 and 9 yrs) loved it. Lots of little bridges and streams. We saw squirrels, woodpeckers, and slugs. If you go in on the Henderson Blvd. entrance going clockwise (left path) on the loop is easier than counter-clockwise (right path), but neither direction is difficult.

7 months ago

well maintained. muddy in places

7 months ago

great trail with beautiful flora and owls flying right over head. only one significant elevation gain. going to come back weekly!

8 months ago

nice that it is so close

hiking
9 months ago

I loved this place, lots of beauty everywhere.

10 months ago

Great hike. Fairly flat once you get down to the loop. Multiple bridges to cross. Will be back.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail would be a beginner trail if you take go left on the loop entrance from the park spot referenced on the map above. The most rapid decline is there. Alternatively, if you go to the right, you'll hit this as a great incline on the way out.

Additionally, if you choose to take all the legs of the trail, you'll add 2+ miles (someone below said it can total 4.1 miles), and a lot of great inclines too! This is an awesome MODERATE trail that you can choose to make easier/ harder and longer/ shorter. The choice and variables are why I give this 5 stars. Its crazy beautiful too!

10 months ago

Enjoyable. Great for a beginner

10 months ago

Good inclines. Can get muddy (depending on weather).

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