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Seminary Hill Natural Area

Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region
46.7134, -122.9448 Map & Directions
Length
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
320 feet
Highest Point
500 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Bring the whole family, including leashed dogs, to Seminary Hill. Photo by Will-Jolene. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Just east of Centralia, Seminary Hill offers hilltop wandering and views of Centralia, Chehalis and the Chehalis or Skookumchuck River Valley. Continue reading

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Hiking Seminary Hill Natural Area

Just east of Centralia, Seminary Hill offers hilltop wandering and views of Centralia, Chehalis and the Chehalis or Skookumchuck River Valley.

The reservoir was enlarged in the 80s thanks to hard work by the Friends of Seminary Hill, as well as other key groups.

The trailhead, found at the end of Barner Drive offers an entrance sign with a map of the area, and provides access to the trails, which offer more than two miles of hilltop wandering.

To maximize your wandering, take the Barnes Drive trail to where it meets the Kiser Trail. Turn left, and head up the hill toward the reservoir area. From the end of the Kiser Trail. Here you can either turn back the way you came, continuing to the end of the Kiser Trail and follow the Indian Pipe Trail back to your car, or you can take one of the many side trails into the surrounding forest to explore as long as you like.

Don't forget your map!

In addition to the trail, visitors can enjoy interpretive signs and picnic tables.

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Seminary Hill Natural Area

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7134, -122.9448 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-5, take exit 82 and turn left onto Harrison Avenue, following the signs to City Center. After nearly a mile, continue as the street turns into W Main. Follow Main for 0.7 miles to Gold St. and turn right. Then turn left at the first cross street onto E Locust. The parking area branches off from the corner of Locust and S. Pleasant Avenue.

take transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Lewis River Region

City of Centralia

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Seminary Hill Natural Area

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