Lake Sylvia Trail

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Lake Sylvia Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montesano, WA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles 362 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

beach

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

Huge, old-growth stumps are everywhere in the park. There is a giant wooden ball carved from a single log by a local logging legend. Story has it the logger could stand atop the floating ball and "walk it" from one end of the lake to the other. The area is rich with logging lore and history. The park is open year round for camping and day use. The group camp is reservable April 1 through September 30. Check-in time, 2:30 p.m. Check-out time, 1 p.m. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. *Discover Pass Required

hiking
24 days ago

pretty muddy this time of year but still fun!

3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Good hiking trail for small kids and dogs. Lots of cool little bridges including a covered one. Roughly 2.3 miles round trip from Lake Sylvia State Park campground. We have done the trail in the winter too and it looks totally different with frost, snow and ice.

4 months ago

Love running these trails, it's been so nice lately!

camping
4 months ago

Nice hike, great overnight stay in the campground. I have MS and CHF so I had to take the uphill portions of the trail slow, but I did it! Would be slick in rainy weather. Campgrounds were quiet and well kept. Clean facilities include showers. Canoe was tied up right at the site.

backpacking
4 months ago

nice setting, great path luv'd it

4 months ago

was nice hike, covered bridged was great. good trails

6 months ago

Well marked. The lake loop is 1.5 miles & the forest Creek loop is 2.2 miles. Need Discover Pass to park. West side of both trail loops looked ADA comp., East side not at all.

6 months ago

9 months ago

camping
10 months ago

Camped there, was lucky to get a site right by the lake. Loved the place

hiking
1 year ago

2 years ago

Very family friendly. I have young kids and will be going again

hiking
2 years ago

Easy hike, kids loved the bridge and "waterfall." We went off course a bit and hiked up to the comm tower at the top - there were some great views of Montesano from there. The park has a playground and lake. Will definitely take the family back again!

3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Makes for a nice, easy and short hike. Was fun to take a camera, kids and dog. People are friendly though the office at the park dosent open till 2:30 pm, if you have any questions, makes it difficult. But over all a nice little trip.

hiking
4 years ago

Not a bad hike. did it in 3 hours taking my time... you do have to wake through a section that has been logged. but overall a nice trail.