Lake Sylvia Trail

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Lake Sylvia Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montesano, Washington 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
275 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running






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

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.

1 month ago

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

5 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.

7 months ago

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

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

pretty muddy this time of year but still fun!

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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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