Lake Trail

Lake Sylvia State Park, Washington

Elevation Gain382ft
Trailhead Elevation145ft
Elevation Min/Max131/181ft
Elevation Start/End145/145ft

Lake Trail

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."

"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."

Lake Trail Reviews

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This trail is not bad. Good trail for a beginner with some good elevation changes, nothing extreme but will give a good work out. Not a big fan of the logging that has been done. Over all a good trail. It took me and my girlfriend who is not a avid hiker and her dog about 3 hours.

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Trail Information

Lake Sylvia State Park
Nearby City
Lake Sylvia State Park
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Lake Sylvia State Park and City of Montesano
Local Contacts
Online at Lake Sylvia State Park and City of Montesano
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018