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Bayshore Preserve

Olympic Peninsula > Olympia
47.2486, -123.0442 Map & Directions
2.0 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
75 feet
Highest Point
40 feet
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  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Coast

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Bayshore Preserve is a 74-acre spread of land on the Bayshore Peninsula which pokes into Oakland Bay. A former golf course, WTA is working on improving the informal trails here so hikers can enjoy an area that is undergoing restoration efforts. Continue reading

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Hiking Bayshore Preserve

Bayshore Preserve is 74 acres on the Bayshore Peninsula on the western shore of Oakland Bay, Puget Sound. The property features 27 acres of pristine salt marsh habitat, over 4,000 feet of shoreline, and the lower portion of Johns Creek.

Managed by Capitol Land Trust, 47 acres of the preserve is an old golf course being restored to native habitat including salt marsh, streams and uplands. There is a rudimentary trail system here, but WTA is working to improve it to allow access to the preserve while protecting restoration efforts. 

WTA worked here in 2019!

Bayshore Preserve

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.2486, -123.0442 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Highway 101 west of the town of Shelton take the exit onto State Route 3 heading east. Follow SR 3 through Shelton and continue east on SR 3 along Oakland Bay. At 6.6 miles from Highway 101 Bayshore preserve will be on the right/south side of the road. Look for a Texaco Station immediately across the road on the north side. 

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Olympic Peninsula > Olympia

Capitol Land Trust

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