Day Hike - Lake Lucinda & Darlin Creek


Day Hike - Lake Lucinda & Darlin Creek

In cooperation with Capital Land Trust, The Mountaineers Youth/Family Programs is offering a family hike around Darlin Creek.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 250 ft

The plan is to meet at Mud Bay Park and ride in Olympia just off US-101 at 9:30 AM.

Directions from Olympia:

Head North on US-101, take the 2nd Ave SW exit and follow the signs to Mud Bay Park and Ride.

You are welcome to meet us at the Lake at 10AM if that is easier for you, but be sure to send me an email so I know who to expect at the P&R.

The day will consist of activities that Capital Land Trust has put together such as learning about the local fauna and flora, a scavenger hunt as well as some history as we embark on a 1 mile loop trail ending at Lake Lucinda.  After a short introduction and to hand out supplies and maps we plan to start the hike guided by staff at Capital Land Trust.  Families are welcome to stay until noon (we recommend brining lunch or at least a snack that you can eat at the lake!).  The Mountaineers will supply a backpack some bug canisters as well as binoculars and some other goodies for the kids to borrow during the hike.


Capitol Land Trust

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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