Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area Loop Trail

EASY 48 reviews

Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Very nice trail. I recommend taking a minute to read some of the educational signs by the picnic area, it was really interesting.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail we wanted to use was closed until 15 Sept 2017. Make sure you confirm the trail is open.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a really good time with my kids ages 6, 11 and 18 it was easy and paths were well maintained. Got to see seals, birds, chipmunks, snakes and caterpillars. It wasn't very busy at all. The bathroom was gross but had a really nice picnic area. We went pretty slow because it's pretty hot outside but everything is shaded except the beach and viewpoint area.

1 month ago

1 month ago

I absolutely loved this trail, it was a nice cool easy walk through beautiful woods, so peaceful and quiet, then when you come out of the loop and walk a bit more you come to an awesome area where there used to be railroad tracks, and log booms covered with seals, and birds and wildlife everywhere . This is a really neat area, we definitely be back. We did the loop then to the nature area and then back on the loop to parking area, was about 3.5 miles.

2 months ago

birding
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We had a wonderful ti.e in this hike with our two boys. They had an amazing time, especially at the water.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail for the kids. Not very many viewing spots from the trail, but got to see tons of stuff at the end of the road. No seals today however. Overall a great afternoon family hike.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

caught a few shots of some pretty flowers and wasn't hard of a hike at all! few spots to see the bay but not many, definitely a pretty trail but can't say it's my favorite.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy and well maintained. Very beautiful and quiet.

hiking
6 months ago

Average hike - easy to find and trailhead was well marked. Trail was in good condition and very flat. Going out on the left - trail was 4 star - nice and peaceful. However coming back was on a paved road with very little to see.