William Cannon Trail

This Olympia area trail is also called the Mud Bay Trail. With several interpretive panels, it traverses a small cove with views of Mud Bay and Eld inlet.


Take exit 104 from I-5.  Go north on Hwy 101 for 4.6 miles and take the 2nd Ave and Mud Bay Road exit.  Turn right onto Mud Bay Road, then immediately left onto Madrona Beach Road.  Continue .3 mile to the Park and Ride on the right.  The trailhead is at the northeast corner of the Park and Ride.


This is short trail around Mud Bay.   This area is culturally and historically significant so take time to read the historical panels.  Low tide reveals the biodiversity of the mud flats.  Caution:  Do not venture onto the mud flats!

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 1.5 mi
  • 20 ft
510 Madrona Beach Road, Olympia, WA 98502
  • Red Marker
    510 Madrona Beach Road, Olympia, WA 98502, 47.050078, -122.997913
    47.0500783593 -122.997913465

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