We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Priest Point Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Olympia, WA
Description: This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only...
This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 77 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Brief hike to shady beach, peaceful view

There may be more trails but we took a short hike on a trail (only 1 steep part I recall, but not rocky or long) to a rocky beach lined with shade trees. Huge smooth log to one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Twinbrook60
,
Rockville, Maryland
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There may be more trails but we took a short hike on a trail (only 1 steep part I recall, but not rocky or long) to a rocky beach lined with shade trees. Huge smooth log to one side w/ comfy seats cut into it. Lots of sea shells. Peaceful, beautiful view of the Sound, sailboats, occasional seal surfacing. Not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love the little park for the little kids. Lots of trails to go on through the woods. Then eventually you will come out to the beach were you can see little crabs in the water. But be careful. You dont want to were flip- flops! Yo7 would slip and fall on the beach. So i suggest, were hiking shoes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are two sides to the park, the water side on the Sound and the picnic/rosegarden/trails on the other. Both sides have trails and I have walked them all. The water side has many ups and downs as it hugs hills and dips down to beaches. There are benches along the way and beach access. There are a few gorgeous... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed a quick work out...who doesn't like an outdoor get away that's right in town. Pretty and free. Trails are well labeled.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Was looking for hikes to do in Olympia as we drove through it on our way back home from Ocean Shores and saw this park on TripAdvisor. The entrance that I went in (with the Memorial Garden) did not have marked trails so we had no idea where we were going. We walked around the garden and picnic area for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I loved this park. I have been here quite a few times and it is magical every time. From wooded trail systems to sunsets in the water. A great place to go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
347 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For travelers I recommend the downtown parks but for locals this is the place. Two miles north of town on East Bay Drive and one can hang out with family and have a picnic or hike the trails in and around the park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

beach access a bit tricky, I like the trails from the roads fork right b-4 playgrounds to picnic bbq areas to trails forking down to the water

Was this review helpful? Yes
Olympia, WA
Level Contributor
76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The trails that go down to the beach are wonderful and even though I have a bit of difficulty getting down there now that I'm disabled - it's worth the short walk down to the water. I've rented the shelters here for parties many times and highly recommend them. They aren't anything fancy, but they work well and if the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A quick trip from downtown, Priest Point Park is great to get to the shore and see some beautiful, old trees.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Priest Point Park also viewed

 

Been to Priest Point Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Priest Point Park

Address: Olympia, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Priest Point Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Olympia, Washington

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Priest Point Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?