Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge


Day Hike - Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

We will search for raptors and other birds, walking the trails of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. The boardwalk is currently closed but there is still lots to find there.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi

We will meet at 6:30 AM at the 65th Street Park and Ride in Seattle, up under the Interstate 5. This is the GreenLake Park and Ride.  Or we will meet at the Visitors Center in Nisqually a little after 8 AM.

This is a naturalist orient hike that will focus on birds. 


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

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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