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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Amanda Virbitsky at amandav@mountaineers.org with any additional questions.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 650 ft
  • WA DNR Capitol State Forest

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Mima Falls

Day Hiking Trip
Explore the most scenic part of Capitol State Forest on a loop hike with a
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Nov 16, 2019
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Nov 4
Tacoma Branch
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