Olympia Explorers Hike - Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Field trip: Explorers-Olympia

Olympia Explorers Hike - Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Cross-Country ski with Explorers---changed to a hike due to rain! This is a beautiful 2.4 mile hike around the river at Lake Sylvia State Park. More fun to hike than to ski in the rain!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 225 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 400 ft
  • Pace: casual

The details to this trip will be discussed at our meeting on January 14th, followed by an email that will be sent to all families prior to the trip.


9:00 am at Olympic National Forest HQ parking lot or 10am at Lake Sylvia State Park.  Look for Green Nisson

Return no later than 3:00pm back in Olympia.

We will be hiking at Lake Sylvia State Park in a lovely forest beside Sylvia Creek with interesting old logging paraphenalia and nature kiosks marking the trail.


Lake Sylvia State Park/Montesano City Forest

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten essentials and full rain gear, best boots for mud puddles,  and lunch

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