Mima Falls

An easy loop hike in Olympia's Capitol State Forest near Olympia. It is a great year round hike.

getting there

Take Exit 95 off of I-5 and drive west on Maytown Rd. In 2.9 miles turn left onto 128th Ave SW and then in 0.8 mile left onto Mima Rd SW. In 1.3 miles, turn right onto Bordeaux Rd SW, in 0.7 mile turn right onto Marksman St SW, and in 0.8 mile turn left into the Mima Falls Trailhead entrance and continue o.3 miles to the trailhead.

notes

  • The trail is a multi use trail that is shared with horses and bikes.
  •  A shooting range is located within earshot of the trailhead and can be heard during the early part of the hike. 
  • The Littlerock Grocery, on the corner of Maytown and Littlerock Roads, sells the DNR trail map of Capitol State Forest.

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: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 650 ft
Map
  • WA DNR Capitol State Forest
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Franklin Pierce HS - Hiking - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Youth activity: Mountain Workshop - Franklin Pierce HS
A Hiking adventure for Franklin Pierce HS students!
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Mar 2, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closed Feb 29
Tacoma Branch
RyAnn Peverley

Day Hike - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Trip
An early season day hike
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Mar 9, 2024
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
2 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Mar 7
Tacoma Branch
Frank McCracken
Qualified Youth Leader

Day Hike - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Trip
**Preference given to 2024 Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series participants** Trip will open for registration to
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, Apr 12, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 15
Olympia Branch
Ben Witten
Qualified Youth Leader

Day Hike - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Trip
**Preference given to 2024 Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series participants** Trip will open for registration to
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, Apr 15, 2024
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Mar 15
Olympia Branch
Carla Jonientz
Qualified Youth Leader

Day Hike - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Trip
This trip is the complete Mima Falls Loop: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/capitol-state-forest-mima-falls **Preference given to 2024 Olympia Conditioning
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, May 6, 2024
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Apr 15
Olympia Branch
Carla Jonientz
Qualified Youth Leader

YWCA - Hiking Trips - Mima Falls

Youth Field trip: Mountain Workshop - YWCA
Hiking trips for YWCA youth
Difficulty: Easy
Mon, May 20, 2024
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes May 18
Olympia Branch
Claire Edwards
Qualified Youth Leader
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