Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area Loop Trail

EASY 43 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

1 day 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.

7 days ago

birding
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hiking
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hiking
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and well maintained. Very beautiful and quiet.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

beautiful short hike

4 months ago

My wife and I visited for the first time and really enjoyed it. It was an easy trail to walk. The bay view at the end of the trail was great and there were nice benches to relax and enjoy the view from. We saw dozens of harbor seals basking on the old pier platforms. We also saw a pair of eagles, a ton of blue herons, and a coupe of deer. Overall it was a great place to visit.

5 months ago