Nisqually Estuary Trail & Boardwalk
ElevationAscent: 8' 2 m
Descent: -10' -3 m
High: 16' 5 m
Low: 7' 2 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)
Current trail conditions
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“Delightful on every visit with an array of birds and wildlife, a must-do for all ages!”— Emily Roeben
NOTE - The last 700 feet of the boardwalk is closed seasonally from early October through late January during the waterfowl hunting season.
Be sure to bring binoculars, sunscreen, bug spray and extra layers, as it can be chilly out over the water. You'll also want to make sure that you won't need to use any bathroom facilities as the last restrooms are located at Two Barns.
Visit the park's official website for more information.
Dec 31, 1969: "Dragonflying" is Taking Off
Dec 31, 1969: Youth in the Great Outdoors
Apr 8, 2013: Busy Time on Refuge Web Cams