The Theler Wetlands Trails provides a great, meandering 3 mile walk through pretty forests and intertidal marshes at the headwaters of Hood Canal. Salmon spawn, raptors swoop, and critters abound. Views extend down the waters of Hood Canal and out to nearby mountains or forested hillsides.
The property is operated and maintained by the non-profit Mary E. Theler Community Center, and it is quite a community hot spot. At the entrance is a community center building that houses both local organizations and events. There is also a playground and an exhibit hall with an eclectic mix of local natural displays, and even a full whale skeleton. From there, the trails meander through forest and out to boardwalks and dikes that traverse the mucky marshes, swamps, bogs, and estuaries.
Except for a short, mild slope at the very beginning, the entire set of interconnected paths are very flat and well groomed for easy wandering. Walkers, birders, joggers, and babies in stroller can be seen throughout. Check it out!
Theler Wetlands Trails