Mima Mounds Trail

Bordeaux, Washington

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Hike through a landscape that almost appears lunar (except for the vegetation of course). Weave in and out and even over a few of the hundreds of 4- to 6-foot mounds scattered across this Thurston County prairie. How did they get here? Who or what made them? You’ll most certainly be pondering these thoughts while hiking through this geologically intriguing landscape.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike through a landscape that almost appears lunar (except for the vegetation of course). Weave in and out and even over a few of the hundreds of 4- to 6-foot mounds scattered across this Thurston County prairie. How did they get here? Who or what made them? You’ll most certainly be pondering these thoughts while hiking through this geologically intriguing landscape.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bordeaux
Distance: 2.75
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 215 feet
Top Elevation: 225 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources, Pacific Cascade Region
Local Maps: USGS Little Rock, Capitol State Forest DNR map
Driving Directions: Directions to Mima Mounds Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

1/31/2012
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There are two parts to this trail. Me and my family (2 adults, a 4 year old and a 4 month old) did the first part which is a half mile paved loop through the mounds. The landscape is amazing and you really wonder what caused all the mounds to be created. There are thousands of them. It is a must see just for the landscape. Half way around the paved trail another trail heads off to make a bigger loop (1.5 miles I believe) through the rest of the mounds. Will have to save that for another day, because we had a stroller. I'm told that the best time of year to go is March - November when a ton of wildflowers are blooming.



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