Explore the most popular trails in Lake Sylvia State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail system in here for conditioning for many entry levels. You can extend the hike in many directions from here. The Forestry Trail is a great hike not to be missed if you’re looking for a quick 2.25 mile addition. staying at lake Sylvia is always a treat (weekdays, not weekends). Fishing & kayaking are both popular here as well. It’s our weekday getaway in the summer.

Jus hiked over the weekend! Great for beginners! Well maintained!

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over grown
1 month ago

pretty awesome. I'll do it again. by lake I did more then the brownie trail

Well maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail walk, easy for pets, and great scenery!

Great trail.But still quite a bit of snow on back side.Very slick

walking
4 months ago

Best small park gem I’ve found in years. Beautiful park, well maintained and well cared for. Old growth everywhere!

We go here every year usually occupying 2 sites with our row boats, kayaks, fishing gear, kids and dogs. Plenty of room for RVs, Bus or VanCamper like us ... always a good time tho bring the mosquito spray.

hiking
4 months ago

thank God for the app being connected to Gps because we took a wrong turn and went way out. ended up piggy backing different trails to get back. all this with a 4 year old and a couple dogs. plenty if great scenery.

Another great trip to Lake Sylvia State Park. I highly recommend this park. It's close to home and a great little short get away for the day. Great place for kids too!

hiking
6 months ago

Always my favorite little jaunt when I want to get out of olympia, but don’t have the time to go too far. It holds its beauty year round!

hiking
7 months ago

Cute little trail. I liked the scenery out there!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail. Very pretty.

hiking
8 months ago

The trails are starting to get a little muddy in places and there was 4 to 5 inches of water over the Lake Trail near the north end on the west side.The upper sections of the Sylvia Ridge and Brownie trails go through a recent clear cut.

hiking
10 months ago

Quiet and woodsy with some decent views at the top. Hooks up with several other trails

hiking
11 months ago

I found two clear cuts coming from the Lake Sylvia side. Not a bad trail but nothing really interesting about it either.

Easy trail for kids. Neat little covered bridge along the way!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

hiking
Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

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

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Amazing trail went hiking today and yesterday good trail for dogs

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Large piece of trail destroyed by active logging last week.

hiking
Friday, May 04, 2018

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

Sunday, April 08, 2018

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

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.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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

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Sunday, October 08, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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

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