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Day Hike - Mima Mounds

South Puget Sound is blessed with a unique prairie ecosystem that comes into bloom in the spring. Join the Naturalist Committee of the Olympia branch for a leisurely paced evening walk through the Mima Mounds. We will observe the beautiful spring bloom and debate the theories of the formation of the mounds. Mima Mounds is a National Natural Landmark managed by as a Natural Area Preserve by the Department of Natural Resources. Adults and families are welcome.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Mon, May 13, 2019
  • Olympia Hiking Subcommittee - Naturalists
  • Exploring Nature, Day Hiking, Family, Urban Adventure
  • Youth, Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10 ft
  • Pace: Casual

We will meet at the trailhead at 5:30pm  and begin hiking at 5:45 pm.  Be sure to bring your Discover Pass to display in your car.


Mima Mounds

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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