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

Easy little walk with my baby in her carrier. There were definitely a lot of people there but it was nice scenery.

Really nice walk with the dog today. We enjoyed the sound of the rain in the trees and watching the mists weaving through. A few walkers only.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice easy hike in the woods.

hiking
7 days ago

What a gorgeous trail tucked away in Olympia! It was lush and rich. The bridges and staircases were visually appealing and we were able to pop down onto the beach for a stroll there before finishing the loop. We loved the carved bears hiding here and there and also the wonderful views of the Capitol building across the water.

hiking
8 days ago

It's a nice little walk in the woods. Although the route says it is 3.1 miles, I took a bit of a longer route and it was well under that. When I look at the milage, I am estimating the time it will take to get me back for dinner.

Really nice paved trail to an awesome photo spot. Took the Salamander trail back which was packed dirt and beautiful as well. Runs right back to the parking lot. Noway to get lost.

walking
14 days ago

Nice park and trails to chill at.

walking
14 days ago

Part of the Olympia experience. Always a nice walk.

I really enjoyed doing this trail definitely empty your bladders before heading out and there is a portable potty out the as well as facilities to use the restroom. so much beauty surrounding you

walking
16 days ago

A perfect day for my little one to experience his first little nature hike.

Good nature walk for children

Our favorite trail. We try to visit at least once a month. There are a lot of bridges and the trails are well kept

Love this little hike in Olympia

Great trail for Mt. Biking. Depending on which way you go around the loop you could end up biking uphill most of the way. My 8 year old boy did the whole loop and loved it.

hiking
29 days ago

Trail was a little under maintained and required crawling under a tree or two, though wasn't an issue for me or my two young kids. I only wish that we didn't have smoke from far away wildfires to contend with because the views would have been amazing.

Nice park however there were several suspicious individuals which made the beautiful trip awkward and a bit scary. We saw a beautiful girl walking in and then turned around because she was by herself.

walking
1 month ago

The longer loop is a little rocky but overall it's a nice walk. There are a lot of grasshoppers so watch your step and try not to smoosh them! Also, ladies don't wear a v-neck! I had two hit me on the lower chest area and they might have gotten in my shirt if it had been lower cut. Wish there wasn't a gun range close by, you can absolutely hear the rounds going off.

scenic driving
1 month ago

Did most of this on a motorcycle run with my son on one of my Goldwings. Went from SF area up to Port Angeles and back down way too many years ago. . Spent a few days in Coos Bay fishing as well. Awesome area and trip.

Love it here! Go early to avoid loud families that scare off the wildlife.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk for kids and the short walk is ADA accessible. Very easy for families, but not for people looking for a good work out. We didn't hear any gunshots, thankfully, as others have. Interesting natural site.

1 month ago

gps was a little off. But its nice here. good pinic areas. good trails for a little work out..I'd come Again

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail with beautiful photo op.

walking
1 month ago

Initially set out to run this, but the pathway is narrow in many places and it was fairly busy. Beautiful Cove… All of the trees are covered with moss and leaves, making the forest look even more alive. Love the little bears in the trees too… Super cute addition to this Cove.

I left the forest and walked about a half mile on the beach… It is all rocks, no sand but it was still a beautiful scenery.

trail running
1 month ago

Really a great park with some beautiful scenery. Perfect day, lightly trafficked but everyone was friendly. The water in the lake filthy I’m not sure if it always does during this time of year but that is the only real negative. I will definitely do this again. As a side trail, I ran up this winding Hill to the police memorial… That added an extra challenge to this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy not for those with a sensitive bladder.no real sign that says trail over here.But tons of photo op gems.

Great trail with amazing fall view. Only 0.5 miles, so it’s a busy trail with lots of people taking this.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trail for mtb! U just need to know where your goin' it is easy to get lost; like we were.
I like how long the trail is.

Great trail! The only downfall is it having potholes. And, don't bring your 55 yr. old dad.

Came from the Chehalis Western Trail and crossed the bridge to get to this one . Very nice and lots to see .

Always have a wonderful walk here .

Awesome trail for kids and family. Easygoing trail.

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