McLane Creek Nature Trail

Enjoy the short, 1.5 mi loop trail in the Capitol State Forest near Olympia. It's one of the finest nature trails in western Washington.

getting there

Take the Black Lake Blvd exit off of US 101 and turn left at the light. Drive south on Black Lake Blvd SW and in 3.5 miles continue on 62nd Ave SW. Reach a stop sign in 0.7 mile and turn right onto Delphi Rd SW. Continue 0.8 mile and turn left into the Centennial Demonstration Forest. The trailhead is in 0.4 mile.

INFORMATION FOR LEADERS

  • Permits are required in this area for all fee-based (course-related) activities, regardless of group size.  Leaders may list trips at this route/place with the understanding that they need to verify that a permit has been obtained before running the trip (if required as outlined above). Permit applications are submitted to WA Department of Natural Resources annually in December. Please contact info@mountaineers.org with any additional questions. More details about permitting on WA DNR land as it applies to Mountaineers trips, as well as our current year Land Use License, can be found here.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 1.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • 60 ft
Map
  • WA DNR Capitol State Forest
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Mini Mountaineers Field Trip - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Youth Youth activity: Olympia Mini Mountaineers 2023/2024
Mini's trip on the Mclane nature trail from 3-5 pm. More details to come in
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Nov 16, 2023
No Prerequisites
11 participants 12 chaperones
Registration closes Nov 14
Olympia Branch
Claire Edwards
Qualified Youth Leader

Mini Mountaineers Field Trip - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Youth Youth activity: Olympia Mini Mountaineers 2023/2024
Mini Mountaineers Field Trip from 3-5 pm
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Feb 8, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants 12 chaperones
Registration closes Feb 6
Olympia Branch
Claire Edwards
Qualified Youth Leader

Mini Mountaineers Field Trip - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Youth Youth activity: Olympia Mini Mountaineers 2023/2024
Mini Mountaineers Field Trip from 3-5 pm
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Jun 13, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Jun 11
Olympia Branch
Claire Edwards
Qualified Youth Leader
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