Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Montesano City Forest A hidden treasure located 30 minutes from Olympia. Trailhead access is from Lake Sylvia State Park.

The City of Montesano owns a nearly 5,000 acre forest immediately north of the city that is within the city limits. It is operated to support multi-use goals, including sustained income, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitat. There are two 2-mile loops within this 237 acre state park and Montesano City Forest. 

Information for Leaders

The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 2.0 mi
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