Mima Falls


Day Hike - Mima Falls

Combine the scenic beauty of hiking through a forest canopy leading to a waterfall with the stunning mystery of the Mima Mounds to create an enjoyable spring outing.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 650 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at 9:30 AM in the parking lot of the Farm Boy Drive-In at the end of  Exit 95 from I-5, south of Olympia, labelled Maytown/ Littlerock.

From the Farm Boy Drive-In parking lot we will caravan to the trailhead parking lot at Margaret McKinnon Campground, where we begin the Mima Falls hike.  At Mima Falls we'll have our lunch at a picnic table and then return to the cars by the same route.   Then we drive to the nearby trailhead for Mima Mounds Natural Area, where we'll hike a short, level loop trail through the mounds after studying exhibits describing theories of how the mounds were formed.  A Discover Pass must be displayed by each car at each trailhead.  There are restrooms at both trailheads and the Farm Boy Drive-in.   There will be an optional refreshment stop at the Farm Boy Drive-In after the hike.  We will most likely arrive there around 3:30 PM, depending on hiking speed and how soon we start hiking.


Mima Falls

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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