Group Hike: McLane Creek Nature Trail, Olympia WA

Disabled Hikers is coming back to Olympia! Join us for an accessible hike at McLane Creek Nature Trail. It is a wonderful place to view wildlife, with a boardwalk trail around a pond and a combination boardwalk and compact gravel trail along a creek.

RSVP through the form at the bottom of this page, or on Facebook, so you don’t miss important information!

Where: McLane Creek Nature Trail, Capitol State Forest, Olympia Washington
When: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00am
Trail Description: There is an option for a 1.1 mile loop or a 0.6 mile loop. The trail is partially wheelchair accessible on boardwalks and crushed gravel – much of the boardwalk has been covered in skid resistant tread. It is level with a max gradual elevation gain of 50 feet on the longer route. There are many benches and viewpoints along the way. Please note: I haven’t personally assessed this trail in two years and I believe some improvements have been made. As always, we will adapt the hike to meet the needs of the group.
Pets: Service animals always welcome. Leashed pets who are comfortable in group settings are welcome on this hike.
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 – $20 to cover travel costs.
Parking: Grave parking area with a couple of accessible parking spots. There are accessible restrooms and a pavilion.
Passes: Washington Discover Pass. (Disability placards are not eligible for exemption on DNR land)
Here is a link to the trail map.

We welcome anyone who needs a group of supportive, slow moving hikers. We also welcome those who are new to hiking and supportive friends and family. The group hikes together; we match the pace of the ‘slowest’ hiker, rest when needed, and make decisions about when to turn back as a group.

Disabled Hikers is an inclusive group. All of our hikes begin with a moment to honor the ancestral people of the land and their living descendants, and introductions. You will also be welcomed to share a bit about why you are here. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.

Other things to keep in mind:

Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.
Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.
If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!

Want to support the work of creating group hikes and events for disabled hikers? Make a one-time donation through PayPal or a monthly contribution through Patreon.

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