McClane Nature Trail

Olympia, WA
Length: 1.10 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

A quick loop through forest, woodlands and marshes.  Perfect for viewing birds, turtles, salamanders, beavers and ducks.

The trail takes you through the woods and along the pond on a boardwalk. There are side trails you can explore to add on to the adventure.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 100 ft.
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Dogs allowed on leash

Wheelchair accessible

Boardwalk gets slippery when wet

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Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Discover Pass required

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

Off I5, take the exit for Hwy 101 and drive west for 2 miles. Take the exit for Black Lake Blvd and turn left. In about 3.5 miles, Black Lake Boulevard will become 62nd avenue. Continue on to the to Delphi Road stop sign. Turn right. In about 0.5 miles, you’ll see a sigh for McLane Nature Trail and a parking lot on the left.