Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge — Friday, Dec. 30, 2011
Puget Sound and Islands
Type of HikeDay hike
This trail is totally flat and very family friendly. There are many different trails to choose from and today we went with the Estuary Boardwalk Trail as mentioned in the WTA guide. As previous reports have mentioned,this is a great place to view wildlife so bring your camera and binoculars. We saw a hawk, herons, and several other little birds while out today. The boardwalk out over the water is beautiful and there are lots of viewing platforms and benches to stop for breaks along the way. The last 700 yards of the boardwalk are closed at this time due to duck hunting season but will reopen around the end of January 2012. Other than that, there are no other issues to report about this trail. If you are in the area and have a few hours, this is a great place to take kids of all ages for a hike and maybe you'll see some exciting wildlife!