Stewardship Half Day - Tolmie State Park


Stewardship Half Day - Tolmie State Park

Tolmie State Park offers a variety of hiking opportunities close in to Olympia. This work party will focus on cleaning boardwalks and improving drainage on the trail.

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  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 225 ft

Meet at Tolmie State Park in the lower parking area at 12:30 a.m. Upon entering the park, go pass the large entrance sign, stay to the left and head down to the lower parking area.  If there is not adequate parking available, we will meet you at the entrance and relocate to additional parking.  It is a busy park and sometimes parking can be scarce. 

We will be hiking and carrying tools to the worksite about 1/2 mile from the gathering point.  Weather forecast: Cloudy with occasional light rain. High 52F.

The trail is muddy in places so be prepared for rain and some mud.  

During our last visit and brief trail problem survey with Park Ranger Joe Moses, we identified two problems that seemed to rise to the top, cleaning the board walks of fall and winter debris and improving the drainage in places where it can be improved.  My objective is to work on these two problems for up to 4 hrs. Depending on our group size we can split into two work parties and work on different problems. 

COVID-19 protocol will be observed throughout the work party


Tolmie State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided for those who do not have their own.

Select your clothing based on the weather forecast and working in some mud.  

bring water, snacks and possibly a change of clothes for the drive home. 

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