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“Bring some walking shoes”
Review of Priest Point Park

Priest Point Park
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.
Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bring some walking shoes”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

A nice park and a great place to walk or have a picnic. We visited on a Friday just to see what it was like and the trees combined with the trails made for a very nice afternoon out. Bring a picnic basket and give it a try.

Visited October 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful green park”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a green and lush park full of hilly trails. Beautiful big old growth trees are all over. There is a big play ground for kids and an easy walk down to the bay beach. Lots of picnic areas and bathrooms. The beautiful north west forest is the main attraction for this huge park. Trails can be muddy and slippery and some are kind of steep. Some nice viewing areas of the water and sitting benches along the trails. Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Majestic forest in town!”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

There are many facilities in the park but I can only to speak to the hiking opportunities, which are many and wonderful. In just minutes from downtown you can be walking through old growth forest at the edge of a secluded salt water beach or passing mysterious madrona trees clinging to the high banks overlooking the bay. Easy way to get your mountain or beach fix without the 1 1/2 hour drive!

There are moderate elevation changes as you move away from the water but the trails are usually in good condition.

Would rate it at "5" but feel there is not enough park employee presence and have frequently found visitor mischief occurring.

Visited August 2012
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Washington State
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best place to hike in town”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

You can hike up to two hours here, walk on the beach and under old growth, and see eagles and ospreys.

Visited June 2013
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Thank DianaWashingtonState
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OLYMPIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great place to take kids to hang out”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

They have swings and lots of nature things to do. This is a great place to take a Girl Scout troop, or other group for free.

Visited August 2012
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