Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Montesano with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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
26 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail went hiking today and yesterday good trail for dogs

Large piece of trail destroyed by active logging last week.

hiking
2 months 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.

5 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
9 months ago

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

hiking
10 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

backpacking
Sunday, March 05, 2017

The trail from Staircase to Upper Duckabush camp was in great condition, but the climb up from the Duc to Marmot Lk had several down trees to get over/around. Water was available everywhere, even in this dry year (Sept 2016). No bugs. Side trip or alternate destination of Hart Lake is well worth it.

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It was a great hike and we had a good time didn't make the lake because the forge was too deep and the water was very cold and running pretty fast for a safe crossing.
We plan on going back later in the year when the water is down the weather is warmer
The trail was ok but definitely primitive

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

camping
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Last three miles are haRd up. There is a nice valley with two ponds, these are not the lake, made that mistake the first trip up. Only a half mile past them and your there. Haven't tried fishing too many salamanders. Next time its a must

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
Friday, April 26, 2013

Passed through here on my 43 day hike across the Olympics. Love it so much doing it again this year (2013)

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.

hiking
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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