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Explore 3 Thurston County hikes this summer that are jewels!

Located outside of Yelm, Deschutes Falls Park shows off nature’s power and beauty through powerful falls. Credit: Alyssa Ramsfield

“3 Thurston County Waterfall Hikes in the Olympia, Tumwater, and Yelm Area”

Chasing waterfalls in Thurston County is a great way to spend time outdoors with family and friends. The rushing water and dramatic scenery makes a local waterfall hike worth the sweat! Check out these waterfall hikes in and around Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm.

Brewery Park at Tumwater Falls are the most prominent waterfalls in Thurston County. Constructed in 1962 by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation, this 15-acre park boasts beautiful waterfalls from the Deschutes River.”

“A few miles further up the Deschutes River visitors to Yelm can see more rugged terrain at Deschutes Falls Park. What was once a homestead from 1902 is now a recreational wonder. This 155-acre park has multiple small waterfalls along with a 27-foot falls that cascades into the river below.”

“Ready for a hike? Head out to Capitol State Forest to visit the rushing Mima Falls. Just a short drive from Olympia, this forest is home to some of the most popular trails for hiking, biking, and horse riding in our area,” by Alyssa Ramsfield, in Thurston Talk. Read more

Posted by Steve on August 15, 2020 at 12:20 am | Permalink

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