Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest


Day Hike - Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Slow, easy paced Family hike (about 3 miles) and winter picnic.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft

We will meet at 7:50 at Haggens (1313 Cooper Pt. Rd. SW, Olympia) near Pier 1. 

There are two 2-mile loops, we will hike the best of each, not to exceed about 3 miles total. We will use the covered picnic area for lunch and snacks, and also visit the lake and playground equipment.


Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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