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Marathon Park

1011 Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98502-5824
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Marathon Park itself isn't much, a patch of grass and a restroom next to a lake that you can't swim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meinoly
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Olympia
great little park with beautiful view and interesting history

lit at night to give a great spot to view the water and relax on the many benches looking over the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Soggyinsnoqualmie
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Snoqualmie, Washington
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“capital lake” (5 reviews)
“nice trail” (2 reviews)
“the loop” (2 reviews)
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1011 Deschutes Pkwy SW, Olympia, WA 98502-5824
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"capital lake"
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"nice trail"
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"the loop"
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"capitol building"
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"nice walk"
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"jog"
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"switchbacks"
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"exercise"
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"pathway"
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"campus"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Marathon Park itself isn't much, a patch of grass and a restroom next to a lake that you can't swim in or boat on. However, it gives ready, central access to the Capitol Lake area and is the main place for people to park, and...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

lit at night to give a great spot to view the water and relax on the many benches looking over the waterfront.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Marathon park is a great walking park with large grass fields and pathways that lead around Capitol Lake. It is a great for jogging, walking, animals, or whatever suits your fancy.

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a lovely place for a stroll, it has beautiful views. The parking is tough though, it seems to be very busy, especially on a pretty clear day, which is few and far between in this area. Stop of for an hour or so...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Literally, you can walk around the Capitol Lake which is a part of the Marathon Park location. it is about a 2 mile walk and for those who want a pleasant exercise option, this is among the best. the lake is scenic, there are always...More

Thank Jsal M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Marathon Park circles Capital Lake and makes for a great walk or jog. Great for birders too. It's especially popular when the sun is out so parking can be difficult. There is a brain dead movement afoot to turn the lake back into a tide...More

Thank Jon K
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a lovely walk around a lake and offers a nice trail of switchbacks that climbs up to the Capitol Building and grounds!

Thank Karrilee A
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful day just walking around the lake and taking the pathway up to see the State Capitol. It was beautiful with great views all around. Very clean park, not too crowded, plenty of room to sit for a picnic or run or walk...More

Thank westcoastgirl76
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Nice walking trail around Capital Lake. Great for a 30 to 45 minute walk after a day of meetings indoors.

Thank Doug P
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Marathon Park is a small park offering a swath of grass - good for sitting in the sun when it comes out around here and a parking lot. What is best about this park is that it is a good place to start your walk...More

Thank Philip W
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