Lake Sylvia State Park is a quiet, 233-acre camping park with 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. The park is an old logging camp in a wooded area halfway between Olympia and the Pacific shore. Aside from the interesting displays of old logging gear and curiosities, the lake is good for fishing, and the rustic charm of the park makes for excellent day outings and group camping trips.

There are two loops, 1.5 and 2.8 miles, and we hiked both. Trails wind up and down through old growth and new. Small and large bridges cross the lake, river, and creeks. Don’t miss the covered hiking bridge on the smaller loop. We met three nice dogs on leashes. Their owners were well-behaved.

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2 days ago

They have the trails well marked at the moment which is nice. Hopefully no one moves the markers this time

We did the Brownie trail and then came back around to the lake. it was about 4.5 miles total. The first part of the hike was very steep but then it flattened out at the top. Great hike! There are much longer hikes here for those who want more.

I liked the workout, but the trail was ugly from all the recent logging.

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1 month ago

Amazing trail went hiking today and yesterday good trail for dogs

Large piece of trail destroyed by active logging last week.

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1 month ago

April 29th, great hike, weather was good, about half way through started raining a little. beautiful creeks, trees and trail.

Perfect hike for a family just very muddy this time of year as to be expected.

4 months ago

Nice local hike for my family getting ready for backpacking this summer. Don't forget your discovery pass or 10 dollars for the fee area.

Went last weekend. Beautiful & peaceful place. Several very muddy spots but that's to be expected this time of year. Will definitely go again!

hiking
8 months ago

A good amount of elevation gain and the trail was in good shape.

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9 months ago

great hike for kids conditioning for backpacking. extra weight in packs all around and you can get a good sweat going. nice, quick, easy, enjoyable hike that's a secret getaway! we love it here.

on Lake Sylvia Trail

11 months ago

very good lake and hike.. my kids love it so much to do

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

pretty muddy this time of year but still fun!

walking
Saturday, July 30, 2016

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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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

on Lake Sylvia Trail

camping
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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.

Friday, July 08, 2016

was nice hike, covered bridged was great. good trails

backpacking
Friday, July 08, 2016

nice setting, great path luv'd it

Friday, June 03, 2016

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.

camping
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

mountain biking
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Pretty steep and technical but reasonable on the downhill if you go up the road along the west side of the lake and then hard left up the logging road after the lake. Great technical trail along that logging road with a teeter totter on a log. Many trails up along the lake Sylvia ridge and in the surrounding hills.

hiking
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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!

hiking
Monday, August 27, 2012

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.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

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.

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