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Seminary Hill Natural Area

Southwest Washington


Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region
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4.5 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 320 ft.
Highest Point: 500 ft.


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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.


Seminary Hill Natural Area

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 46.7134, -122.9448 Open map in new window


Southwest Washington -- Lewis River Region

City of Centralia

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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.

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

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