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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.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Fishing Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Paddle sports Walking Running Beach Forest Lake River Wild flowers
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Getting There

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. The area also offers great opportunities for kayaking and paddle boarding. 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

Located one mile north of Montesano, Wash. in Grays Harbor County. Park address: 1813 Lake Sylvia Road Montesano, WA 98563 From Olympia: Drive west on Hwy. 101 to SR 8, and west on SR 8 to SR 12. Follow signs to Montesano. Lake Sylvia is a mile north of the SR 12/Lake Sylvia exit.

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Lucy Perez
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great little walk, did it with two dogs. Kind of tricky in some spots.

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Nathaniel Brewer
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This was a great hike for our little ones! Not challenging very minimal elevation gain and it’s a loop so there’s no turnaround spot you just keep going which the kids enjoy. This would also be great for a dog walk or something if you’re just trying to get out of the house for a wow. The views are spectacular obviously but we still enjoyed ourselves!

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Mike Chong
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cara beth
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Volodymyr Svyrydenko
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Brianna Higginbotham
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scott andrews
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Pretty easy trail with moderate elevation gains. Lake was pretty much dried up but very few people.

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Judith Babineau
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Seleniasinn User
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Hiked 7/2/2020 saw a beaver dam and a covered bridge. Trail is muddy

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Lisa Kissinger
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It was a nice walk with my dog. not a whole bunch of physically distance. pretty trees .

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Moon Ray
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HikingFloodedMuddyOver grown

I did a lil solo hike here today. The campground was pretty busy, but I only ran into two folks on the trail. No one else had masks or seemed to be aware of social distancing protocol despite the wide spread signage saying to do so. So, that was a bummer. The trail was nice, but pretty overgrown in some spots. watch for slides on the slimmer parts of the trail, as the bushes have grown over the holes. Stepping in one could send you down the bank 15 feet into the lake. The last half of the trail is very flat, Bush totally flooded. I hike in rain boots, so I was able to pass. I stopped my hike at the swim area and decided to take a dip before returning to my car. I didnt realize the trail kept going until after I was out of the water. I'll return to like the rest a different day.

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Rebecca Mabius
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Muddy

I did the shorter version that crosses the bridge- 1.5 miles instead. I genuinely enjoyed a majority of this trail! lots of flowers, ferns, and wildlife. I got to see two beavers!

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Carina Waite
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Christopher Flynn
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O.K. Trail to hike for a state park, the Sylvia Creek Forestry trail just west of the park is a good trail to hike too.

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Chrissy DeCarolis
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Lots of people. Not good for social distancing.

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Stacey Britton
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Muddy

Great family walk with lots of little bridge crossings. There are a few areas with steep steps but the trail is otherwise relatively flat and easy. Some areas were very muddy along the trail.

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Carina Waite
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Sarah Harris
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Real easy hike, however it is flooded at one end. We took the brownie trail to this travel and avoided the flooding. It’s pretty muddy (it’s winter!)

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Chrissy DeCarolis
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Cougar sightings around park boundary

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David S
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We loved the trail but we had to stop and turn back half way through due to excessive flooding over the trail. Not surprising considering the amount of rain we have been getting lately.

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Scott Shope
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Done many times. Always a good hike.

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Carina Waite
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Dorrie Carr
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My 6yo grandson and I thoroughly enjoyed the trail. It takes you on a boardwalk over a little piece of the lake and you can see an old wooden dam still in place. And then you start walking into the woods. Beautiful greens all around-ferns, oxalis, deciduous trees, evergreens. The Interpretive signs are a great way for kids (and adults) to learn about nature -our banana slug is the second largest slug in the world! Both of us had a good time and he got to play on the play structure when we returned to the park area. We would definitely hike this one again.

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