Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

Great area to get out and go for a jog or just enjoy the nature, there is an ADA accessible paved path, but you can also go further out on the dirt path. You can usually see hawks about half way out, sometimes you see RC planes in the field next to the mounds.

The people complaining about gunshots must not go very far in because you definitely don't hear it the whole trail, occasionally by the entrance you do hear the sportsman's club enjoying their freedom and exercising their 2nd ammendment rights.

Nice walk through the woods that leads to a great view of Henderson Inlet. The main road that leads straight to the inlet could be easily traveled with a stroller, but if you are planning on taking the trail through the woods and you have a stroller I wouldn't recommend it because there are a few places where you have to go up and down stairs and there are spots on the trail where tree roots are out of the ground which would make pushing a stroller difficult. We had binoculars and could see seals soaking up some sun on the pier out in the water. The trail wasn't busy and is well maintained and clean.

Nice easy walk. Good overlook of the Nisqually river. Completed the entire walk with 4 kids the youngest one is 10 so it's definitely an easy walk. If you look you can watch Bald Eagles flying around. The trails were clean and maintained.

Charming little walk around the park. What’s not to like?

Gorgeous views of the Sound and the Olympics on a clear day. Peaceful and a short walk/bike ride/ drive from downtown Olympia.

walking
7 days ago

This was my backyard for several years and is s nice place to safely walk in town without having to concern yourself with traffic. Great views on clear days.

hiking
8 days ago

Took my dog and son on this trail, we made our hike a little longer because we took the trail down to the beach, so it was a 2.4 mile trip for us. Beautiful and mostly shaded.

I love to walk this trails

The loons, Henry. The loons. Great walk. The only thing I would do differently is maybe wear lighter shoes. Danner boots were definitely overkill.

Great for the family.

prefect trail to take little ones on. has a very peaceful setting for its location.

Great trail that is mostly shaded with a few great views of the Capitol. Completed about 2 miles of the trail with my dog and three kids at a meandering pace in a little under an hour. There are a few steep elevation climbs and declines that can be challenging for older 2 & 4 leggers. Best part is it is right in town if you are from Olympia.

hiking
20 days ago

Absolutely beautiful run along an amazing park. The waterfalls are terrific! Very short so you may want to walk it twice…but definitely peaceful walk.

20 days ago

it's an easy hike with lots of great nature to explore: ponds with turtles, frogs, ducks, salamanders. Lots of birds. many amazing wild berries. garter snakes on sunny days.

the trail has a section through a sunny meadow, and a quieter, shadowy forested area with a winding trail

Pretty nice walk with not many people during the week.

Nice short walk in a proper wood with great views of the Puget Sound and plenty of history and nature. Fairly busy on a Friday, and lots of mosquitoes in the forest loop. Great birdsong everywhere!

23 days ago

Horse manure everywhere!!!! Awful smell and bugs from the piles of manure ruined the hike for us. Gunshots were unsettling, loud, even in the early am. Not for anyone with gunshot PTSD.

Super easy walk. My kids didn’t complain. Went during low tide but we still enjoyed it and the nice weather. Will go back during high tide like others suggested.

walking
25 days ago

Beautiful views and easy to walk trail.

Interesting geography and a nice little interpretive center. I caught the end of wildflower season and was there on a hot day-- bad idea as there was no shade. Saw hawks diving for prey. Recommend going on an overcast day.

Great hike. Walked main trail to water. Informational placards with history abound. Picnic area would be great for group gathering. Walked side trail back to parking area. Meanders like crazy but beautiful scenery. Birds chirping, squirrels gathering nesting materials. Just great hiking.

walking
1 month ago

This is a flat easy jog around the lake in downtown Olympia. There are great views of the Capitol building and my dog loves to come along.

beautiful walk with dogs

walking
1 month ago

Love these woods! Great area for family walks, and not a far drive being ‘in-town’... I would recommend a ‘trail’ or ‘offroad’ stroller if you have little ones.

Great trail to hike with my 9 year old granddaughter.

Peaceful, saw duck family, lots of small birds but no eagles or herons today. we saw some seals and then on the way back a river otter. The frogs were calling out to my friend.

I love this trail! Just sa a beautiful red crested woodpecker on it this morning

walking
1 month ago

More moderate than easy, but very beautiful! several switchback and steep stairs. Great overlooks and my favorite part someone put several wooden bears in and around the trees. Look for them, they are a Suprise.

Nice easy trail for the kiddos. Close to home but still feel like your out in the wilderness. Fun trail.

on Mima Mounds Trail

1 month ago

Drove almost an hour to get there, it wasn't worth it. Very boring, and an extremely easy paved walk. Not to mention you can't bring pets, and the park is next to a shooting range. The entire time you walk you hear gunshots. I will not be back again. I don't recommend it for people wanting good views or a good workout. However, it would be a nice visit for families with children.

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