Trail

Woodard Bay Conservation Loop

Olympia, WA
Length: 2.80 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This trail takes you on a trek through a beautiful conservation area. It is good for all skill levels. Ideal hiking time would be between March – November. Wildflowers are at an all time high during the spring. The trail leads you to an excellent view of Henderson Inlet.

Bring your binoculars for wildlife viewing as there are frequently harbor seals, beavers, squirrels and a variety of birds.

This trail connects to the Chehalis Western Trail.

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Trail Features

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

Trail highlights

Beach, Bike Trails, Creek / River, Lake, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Dogs are not allowed since this is a conservation area

Picnic area

Binoculars helpful for viewing harbor seals

Bug spray required seasonally

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Discover pass required

Trail Contributor

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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.

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Getting There

From I-5, take Exit 109 (Martin Way), and head west on Martin Way SE. After 0.6 mile, turn right onto Sleater Kinney Road NE. Go 4.5 miles; the road turns into 56th Avenue NE. When the road reaches a T in another 0.4 mile, turn right onto Shincke Road NE. Proceed 0.6 mile, bear left onto Woodard Bay Road NE. The trailhead is on the right just past the bridge.