Explore the most popular forest trails near Olga with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very easy walking trail. Beautiful views in the forest and great views of the lake. If you want a short hike or walk this is a beautiful place to be. You will pass the area where people are camping so if it’s an early morning walk you might see a few people emerging from tents.

trail running
1 day ago

Beautiful trail around cascade Lake. We were able to run a lot of it and only have to hike a little of it. I highly recommend it for the runner who might be around 60!

trail running
8 days ago

This well maintained trail was accessible with our Bob stroller and I was even able to jog it in parts. Nice lake views and varied elevation without being too challenging.

15 days ago

Hiked this two days ago in the morning, not quite up in time for sunrise. Short but sweet trail, took me about 20mins to get to the top going at a decent pace. Easily accessible and clearly sign posted. I don’t know if I would rate it “easy” however, it’s quite steep and I found myself really huffing and puffing at the end, and I like to think of myself as a fairly fit person who hikes frequently.

Easy hike in beautiful Moran State Park. Not crowded, well kept trails and signing. 4.8 miles total. Mountain Lake is serene.

Nice hike. Detoured to Cascades Falls and then to the other three falls and Mountain Lake. Lots of trails to connect to and go as far/long as you want to. Two lakes and four falls in less than 2 hours - totally worth it.

1 month ago

Beautiful Hike on a beautiful island!

July 2015.

Great hike! Starting from the day use area, you have the option to connect to the Cascade Falls trail, which offers a couple waterfalls and adds a little bit more distance. Lots of great views throughout.

Not just a view of the lake, but lots of trees and wildlife. I did the lake loop and the lagoon together. It took about 1 1/2 hours

on Cascade Lake Trail

4 months ago

Nice hike, although the entire west section of the trail is within earshot of the main road on the island, so it’s not super peaceful. But the east side of the lake is really beautiful and has very nice views. Doable hike for almost anyone, not too much elevation gain.

9 months ago

Good easy hike but the best part are the wonderful swimming spots and fun rock jumping opportunities from the trail!

on Mountain Lake

10 months ago

My husband hates inclines and this was the perfect flat hike for us. We went in a rainstorm and it was beautiful and the trees mostly shielded us from the pouring rain, so that it was only drizzly for us. A really gorgeous adventure. I highly recommend doing it in the rain if you don't mind getting wet! We can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Climbed to Little Summit after completing a Mount Constitution summit - it's only an extra 0.5 miles off of the main loop.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great views all over. Busy place in the summer. Good places to jump off rocks into the water as well. P.s. Don't touch the snail shells, they stink.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Well kept. great hike with kids.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Quick hike to a beautiful secluded beach and camping area.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great walk around a beautiful body of water. The up and down make it a moderate hike, but it wasn't too difficult.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Easy trail around this peaceful lake. You'll come to a gorgeous bridge and we just took in the silence. So gorgeous. Picnic tables are on one side where Trail begins. Worth the hike for sure.

Really beautiful forest and some views over the SanJuans and over to the Olympic peninsula.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Beautiful Lake and well manicured trail

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Fun hike with a few variations to get to and from the beach.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nice, easy trail. Recommend walking counter-clockwise. And recommend taking the detour to Cascade falls (.9 each way) for more of a challenge and the falls are a beautiful reward.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

We combined this hike with the add on loop to cascade falls. Very nice views and changing terrain. Steep in sections and the stated elevation gain is misleading as the ups and downs are near constant. We started and ended at day use beach, great views of lake all around the loop.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hiked from peak to false summit an back to peak along road. Great well maintained trail though narrow and a bit exposed in some sections. Would be even nicer if they made a trail that allowed a loop around the summit plateau, instead of using the road. Sunset at the lookout tower is magnificent.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun hike down to a fairly secluded beach. Steep in some sections of high path but easy overall. Not much in the way of views though until you reach the beach. Be sure to bring water, no faucet I could find at trailhead.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

This trail is very peaceful and beautiful. It is fairly narrow and you really need to watch your footing due to tree roots and rocks along much of the trail. We went all the way down to the beach and back. I am fairly out of shape and was a bit out of breath on the way back, but for a normal person, I'm sure it's pretty easy. Overall, this is a very beautiful hike.

Friday, September 18, 2015

I went with a friend and came in the short hike. Being from Arizona the temperature was nice and cool well canopied trees and lovely soft groomed paths. We just hiked in to the Cascades and back out.

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