G. Eldon Marshall Trail (Watershed Park)

Olympia, WA
Length: 1.40 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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The G. Eldon Marshall trail loops through Watershed Park, a temperate rainforest and wetland right in the middle of town. The trail is a combination of dirt path and wooden boardwalks and bridges that elevate the trail over wetland areas. In the heart of the woods is a spring which is the source of Moxlie creek and creates the wetland area all around the trail. Moxlie Creek flows through the park and parallels and crosses the trail at a few points. This hike leads you under towering trees with moss-covered branches, past native understory plants, and over the meandering creek. There are a few steep spots on the trail, but overall it is fairly easy for children to hike.


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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 150 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Most of the trail is shaded, as it loops through a tall forest. There are many boardwalks and bridges that cross the wetland and creek.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking area is a very small gravel lot right on the side of Henderson Boulevard.

Trail Contributor

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.