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Day Hike - Woodard Bay

Introductory hike. A close hike, just a few miles north of Olympia. From the trails you'll be able to observe mature second growth trees, wildlife habitat and undistured shoreline. One of the largest heron rookeries in our state is across the Bay. Bring Binoculars.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft

 Meeting time is 10:00. Meeting location and directions will be sent to registered members to your registration email.

Discovery Pass required. 

Bring binoculars to look across the bay at the Rookery. At least 100 Heron nest in the trees.  The Overlook trail to the Rookery is closed mid March and will remain closed until August 15.

Trail can be wet, wear good shoes. 

Discovery pass is required. 

Do not leave valuables in your car.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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