McLane Creek Nature Trail


Day Hike - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Join the Naturalist Committee of the Olympia Branch Mountaineers as we celebrate Earth Day and Wildflower Week by exploring McLane Creek; looking for the spring wildflowers and appreciating the many birds that call it home. This will be a very leisurely paced evening walk for families and adults. We are offering this walk on two days - families and adults. We are offering this walk on two days- join us for one or both on April 22 and/or April 29. If you attend both days it will be interesting to see how things have changed in a week's time.

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  • Mon, Apr 29, 2019
  • Olympia Hiking Subcommittee - Naturalists
  • Exploring Nature, Day Hiking, Family
  • Families, Adults
  • Easy
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

We will meet at the picnic shelter by the trailhead at McLane Creek, southwest of Olympia in Capital Forest.  When you turn into McLane Creek, pass by the first parking lot and go to the end of the road where the picnic shelter and trailhead is.  We will gather at 5:45pm and begin hiking at 6:00pm.  Be sure to bring your Discover Pass to display in your car.


McLane Creek Nature Trail

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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