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

Day Hike - McLane Creek Nature Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Help honor the gnomes of McLane in our Annual Gnome Hike for little kids! Gather
Difficulty: Easy
Sun, Dec 6, 2020
No Prerequisites
5 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Dec 4
Olympia Branch
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