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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail

Olympia, WA

Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Olympia, WA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Mima Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome hike clean trail well maintained

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice walk, Boardwalk over the sound is really nice if the water levels are up

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McLane Creek Woods Loop
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

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Priest Point
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

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McLane Creek Woods Loop
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Mima Falls Trail
by Abigail Steinbach

22 Completed 23 Reviews

My mom and I completed this trail on a hot and sunny day; the falls weren't a falls but a small trickle of water, which is understandable because it had been quite dry in the area for a while. This trail is not well-marked. My mom ended up getting us lost and having us walk 4 miles in the wrong directions, so we ended up walking an additional 8 miles in the hot, August sun. I blame the poorly-marked trail and our abysmal map-reading skills. The old and new growth forests were beautiful and made the 13-mile hike worth it.

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Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Flat boardwalk trail very easy... Not much scenery change... Nice break from a car ride

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Capitol State Forest -Larch Mountain Loop
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Capital Forest is a great place for hiking, bicycling, hunting, (and sometimes) backwoods skiing. Be aware there are a lot of hunters in the months Oct-Dec so wearing bright orange colors are Strongly advised. Capital forest has a lot of back gravel roads that are accessible in certain months of the year by car which make
It easy to get to more secluded hiking spots. But I'm afraid with all the new roads there putting thru capital forest it won't stay that way for long.
It has a LOT paths but also a lot of markers so the chances of getting lost in here are slim to none. In all a great nearby hike, bike, hunt, etc.