Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Year Round Event - Olympia Capitol Downtown Walk

Capitol Lake and the State Capitol
Olympia Waterfront and Historic Tugboat
Childhood's End Gallery
The Kiss at Percival Landing

Event: Olympia Capitol Downtown Walk

ESVA Challenges: 39 Counties Second Edition - Thurston County, Restaurants (American, Asian, and European), Womb To Tomb

AVA Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Cities in Song, Food For Thought, Fraternal Organization, Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, State Capital, State Street Sashay, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z, You'll Never Walk Alone

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 106985 2017/Y0653 - 10K with 5K option - Rated 1B

Description: The walk crosses the south end of Budd Inlet via the 4th Avenue Bridge, passes through Seven Oars Park for views of the inlet and mountains, circles the west side of Capitol Lake, goes through the State Capitol grounds, and continues through downtown Olympia, the Farmer's Market, and historic Percival Landing Park.

Start/End Location: Bayview Thriftway Deli at 516 W 4th Ave., Olympia (lots of food choices, plus a local coffee bar)

Driving Directions: From I-5, take Exit # 105B, Port of Olympia. Southbound merges onto Plum St. Northbound turns left onto Plum St. Continue several blocks on Plum St., then turn left onto State Street. Follow State St. to the waterfront, where it turns left; go right at the roundabout onto 4th Avenue. Bayview Thriftway is on the right, just before the Fourth Avenue Bridge. The Deli and walk box are in the back of the store, on the left side.

Start/Finish Times: Daily - 8:00 AM to Dusk. Bayview Thriftway is closed on Christmas.

Accessability/Amenities: Medium difficulty for strollers, not possible for wheelchairs. Pets are allowed. Restrooms are at the start point and in various locations en route.

Point of Contact: Jeanne at 360-790-4600 or via e-mail to

Starting Point: Bayview Thriftway at 516 W 4th Ave., Olympia
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