Four Ceder Trail – Tolmie State Park

Western Washington has a lot lowland trails that can be hiked year round. It is easy forget that we basically live in a rain forest, until you start walking in a forest after a rainy week. The Four Ceders Tail isĀ  located inside Tolmie State Park. It’s a two mile long trail that winds through the park. It’s all forested, and it is has minimal … Continue reading Four Ceder Trail – Tolmie State Park

Deschutes Falls Park

After being closed for 25 years, Deschutes Falls Park is open again and it’s a beauty. The park was used as a campground from the 1940’s to 1980’s, and Thurston County purchased the land and it’s been closed since the 1990’s. The park is easy to find off google maps (the address is 25005 Bald Hill Rd SE, Yelm, WA 98597), and there are county … Continue reading Deschutes Falls Park

Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

Located outside of Little Rock, Washington is a prairie of natural dome-like hills called Mima mounds. The origin of these mounds is still a bit of a mystery. Some speculate large gophers created these hills, others think they were formed from wind blown sentiments. Mima mounds are found in various states west of the Mississippi River. The Mima Mounds Natural Area in Thurston County is … Continue reading Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve