Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Montesano, Washington. It is within Lake Sylvia State Park. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 382 feet.
Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"These two delightful short loops are in a 237-acre state park and 5000-acre city forest not far from downtown Montesano. Enjoy an easy hike through mature forest along a sliver of a lake teeming with ﬁsh and birdlife. Then amble alongside a babbling creek to appreciate engineers past (those who conducted trains) and engineers present (furry ones who build dams).
Lake Sylvia State Park packs a lot of history, natural beauty, and recreation within its tight borders. Once an old logging camp, the area was converted into a park in 1936.
The first 0.5 mile of creek loop is wheelchair-accessible."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"Lake Sylvia State Park has something for everyone: logging history and operations, a dam, a 30-acre lake, camping, picnicking, and any number of great trails to explore. Two of these trails—the Sylvia Creek Forestry Trail and the Lake Trail—are featured here.
Both are secluded in a forest of western hemlock and Douglas fir, some of which are part of a working tree farm. Though the trails are managed by two different agencies and for different purposes, they are contiguous and offer a similar forest experience and a great workout."
--Natalie Bartley, Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides).
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