Day Hike - Mima Mounds


Day Hike - Mima Mounds

Photograph wildflowers and wildlife at a leisurely pace.

  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.75 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 10 ft

Meet at the 65th Street Park & Ride (north lot) at 8am. Look for a white Chrysler Seabring (my car).

For those who live south, we should arrive at the Mima Mounds parking lot by 10am.


From southbound or northbound Interstate 5, take Exit 95 and turn west on Highway 121 (Maytown Road SW) toward Littlerock. In Littlerock, continue west (forward past the school, past the intersection with Littlerock Road that curves south, and past the mini mart/gas station on the right) onto 128th Avenue. Travel about 0.8 mile where 128th Avenue ends at a 'T.' on top of the hill. Turn right onto Waddell Creek Road and travel about 1 mile. The entrance to Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve will be on the left.
A Washington State Discover Pass is required for parking at this site. This funding helps DNR manage these important natural areas across the state.

We will take a leisurely stroll through the 2.75 miles of the mounds. Spring is the best time to visit the mounds, so we should see lots of wildflowers and wildlife. This is a great day hike for photographers and naturalists!

Plan to spend 2-3 hours.

UPDATE: Bring a sack lunch. For those who want to...and depending on the time, we may head over to Mima Falls.


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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