Type of Activity: Easy Hike
Location: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
Distance: ~4 miles or so
Elevation gain: N/A
Fee: Yes $3 per car or America the Beautiful Pass
Description: I am suffering from sunshine overload here in Tucson so am making a quick Oly visit to get some liquid sun. Join me on a pleasent stroll at Nisqually. This trail starts just prior to the Nisqually River Overlook and is on top of an earthen dike. The salt water tidal estuary is to the north of the trail and freshwater wetlands are to the south. The first 1/2 mile is on top of an earthen dike, the rest is boardwalk. At the beginning of the boardwalk, there is a viewing tower with great views into freshwater wetlands and the salt marsh. There is a mounted spotting scope on the tower. Further along the boardwalk is the Shannon Slough Viewing Blind, the McAllister Creek Viewing Platform, and the boardwalk terminates at the Puget Sound Viewing Platform
Parking pass required?
Dog Friendly? Sorry no furry friends on this one
Remember to bring: 10 Essentials, Water, sunscreen, gas $ for drivers, bag for dirty boots.
Weather: Current forecast calls for scattered showers and high of 51. Click here for current forecast.
Hiking Basics: http://www.wta.org/hiking-info/basics or http://www.americanhiking.org/resources
For more information: Nisqually NWR
As always HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK
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