Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Year Round Event - Olympia Waterfronts Walk

Capitol Lake and the Dome
Capitol Lake at dusk
The Crosby House
Tumwater Falls Park

Event: Olympia Waterfronts Walk

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

AVA Special Programs: Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Food For Thought, Fraternal Organization, Lakes and Reservoirs, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 106986 2017/Y0260 - 10K with many options: 5K-10K, 12K and 42K, all Rated 1A

Abandoned Fountain at the Olympia Brewery
South Capitol house and garden
State Capitol Museum
Maple Park in the fall

Description: Olympia is located at the southern end of Puget Sound. The Deschutes River estuary was dammed in 1951 to create Capitol Lake. In addition to the basic 5/10k walk along the lovely Olympia waterfronts, add-ons paralleling the bays, Capitol Lake, and the Deschutes River and through Priest Point Park and Garfield Nature Trail offer distance and difficulty for walkers who want to build their strength and endurance while, at the same time, experiencing the scenic beauty of the distant Olympic mountains, old growth forests, our State Capitol - all in one continuous walk. There are very few street crossings.

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.

West Capitol Campus
View from the Law Enforcement Memorial

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
Come Walk With Us!