Day Hike - Mima Falls


Day Hike - Mima Falls

Take a Loop Hike to a waterfall in the wetlands of the Capital State Forest

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 650 ft
  • Pace: 2 to 2.5MPH

Meet at the Mima Falls Trailhead in the Capital State Forest at 10am sharp. We will leave by 10:15am whether all participants are present or not.

From I-5 South: Take exit 95 and continue onto Maytown Road SW for 2.8 miles. Maytown Road becomes 128th Ave. Continue on it for 0.7 miles to a 'T' intersection. Turn left onto Mima Road SW and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Bordeaux Road SW for 0.6 miles. Turn right onto Marksman Street SW. After 1 mile keep straight at the bend in the road. Follow the gravel loop until you reach the parking lot and trailhead.

Discover Pass is required at this trailhead

This will be an easy hike to visit Mima Falls and enjoy the Capital State Forest. You should be able to maintain a 2 to 2.5 MPH pace while being patient with hiking in a group and considerate of others who may be slower than you. I like to take breaks and long lunches. We will hike the pace of the slowest member. Carry the 10 essentials and come prepared for mud and rain potentially.


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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