Grass Lake Nature Reserve

The lakes on this urban Olympia trail are actually two fresh water marshes. It is an ideal area for bird watching and sighting small mammals and amphibians.


From US 101 take the Evergreen Parkway exit onto Mud Bay Road and turn right.  Proceed for 0.5 mile and turn left onto Kaiser Rd NW.  From downtown Olympia, head west on Harrison Ave NW and turn right onto Kaiser Rd NW.  Drive 0.4 mile to a small parking area. 


The path begins at a small kiosk on the other side of a lawn.  At 0.3 mile, take the junction to the left to view Lake Louise. Return to the junction and continue around the loop.  A portion of the trail borders 6th Ave NW.   You can extend the trip by crossing Cooper Point Rd to the walking paths in Yauger Park.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Urban Adventure, Naturalist
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 1.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 40 ft
  • 190 ft
814 Kaiser Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502
  • see Land Manager
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