Mima Mounds Washington

 

skookum sponsorWalk the paved path for 0.3 mile to find the trailhead for the prairie  loop trail. Once on a soft-surface path, head into the heart of the  mounds. The surrounding forest has encroached on the prairie-invasive  plants too, like the dreaded Scotch broom. The Washington State  Department of Natural Resources and volunteers are trying to restore the prairie to the way it appeared when Native peoples periodically set fires to them, keeping the vegetation in check.

More Mima Mound information can be found here.

For a complete story about other ways to enjoy the Capitol State Forest, click here.  

 

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