Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Millersylvania State Park

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 105 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 395 ft
  • Pace: 10-11 mins per mile
We will meet at Millersylvania State Park  (Address: 12245 Tilley Road Southwest, Olympia, WA) at 6:15pm in the parking area for kitchen #2 (look for signs for a left turn), located at 46.909708, -122.911054.

We should be ready to run no later 6:30pm

A Discover Park Pass is required. 

The park has several connecting trails. We will start on the outer loop, run the inner loops and then finish on the outside loop to complete one large loop. There will be a mix of forested, gravel trail and possibly several spots with  mud on the trail. 


Millersylvania State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack 
  • Bring snacks and water.
  • Don't forget your headlamp 
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