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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Just a short drive from Olympia, Capitol State Forest has trailheads, day-use areas, and campgrounds with access to the forest's hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicle riding trail systems. From horseback riding at Mima Falls, to mountain biking and off-road-vehicle riding at Rock Candy, Capitol State Forest provides a variety of recreational opportunities. Horseback riding-oriented campgrounds, like the Margaret McKenny, offer corals and hitching posts, while off-road vehicle-oriented campgrounds, like the Middle Waddell, provide access to the forest's motorized trail system. Visitors should follow these rules to keep their trips safe and fun.

      To access recreation sites on DNR-managed land with your vehicle, you'll need a Discover Pass, your ticket to Washington's great outdoors.

      Campsites available first come, first served so there's no need to make a reservation.
      Capitol Forest campgrounds are closed Dec. 1 - April 30 for the winter season.
      Limit stay to 7 days per year. Camp only in designated campgrounds

      Mountain bikers may bring unleashed dogs controlled by voice command.

      NOTE: Off-road motorcycles and horseback riders can enjoy Capitol State Forest trails from May 1 to November 30 only.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Mima Falls Trailhead google parking directions
      Links
      Region Details
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      Caution on Jan 28, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,122
      State Ranking
      #32
      Trails (view details)
      36
      Trails Mountain Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      35
      Trails Trail Running
      35
      Total Distance
      115 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      23,778 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,419 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,665 ft
      Reports
      204
      Photos
      96
      Ridden Counter
      1,868

      Photos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Porter Trail
      4 |
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 9:42pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      Porter Trail, My City
      trail: Porter Trail
      5 |
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 9:42pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      Porter Trail, My City
      trail: Capitol Peak
      6 |
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:40pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Capitol Peak, Puyallup
      10 |
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 5:56am
      Dec 3, 2018
      Waddell Basin East, My City
      more photos »

      Videos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      Snow Day
      3:04 | 51 | Jan 29, 2017
      The best trails are illegal
      1:09 | 284 | Oct 8, 2016
      Little Larch Mountain Trail & Friends of...
      6:38 | 303 | Oct 8, 2016
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 117 | Sep 24, 2016
      more videos »

      Capitol Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Eight-Fifty-Six (aka The Poker Run)
      10 miles
      Porter to Peak Loop
      29 miles
      Lost Valley Loop
      7 miles
      Captoberfest Route
      27 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1522076sikesbtrailWaddell Basin EastLots of loose rocks, torn up by ATVs on the...
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:24am
      Jun 18, 2018
      user #1519768cr3pitustrailGreenline TrailI would definitely call this a blue...
      Apr 26, 2018 @ 6:59pm
      Apr 26, 2018
      user #13608062whlsinmequivatrailLittle LarchTrail was in great shape and a lot of fun!!
      Oct 30, 2017 @ 8:54pm
      Oct 30, 2017
      user #1392605RADMAX5trailGreenline TrailOn the other app I use it says This is a black...
      Aug 21, 2017 @ 12:07am
      Aug 21, 2017
      user #680287boxxeracetrailPorter TieNice work on the add!
      Jan 30, 2017 @ 8:26am
      Jan 30, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1714541jedavidsonjraddridelogApr 24, 2018 ride log and 5 more
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 9:03am
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      user #1286319markpeternelladdridelogJul 27, 2014 ride log and 12 more
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 2:51pm
      Feb 16, 2019
      user #1286319markpeternelladdridelogApr 12, 2017 ride log and 20 more
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 11:19am
      Feb 16, 2019
      user #1286319markpeternelladdridelogApr 24, 2018 ride log and 33 more
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 6:49am
      Feb 16, 2019
      user #1711469DadofbradriddentrailLittle Larch
      Feb 11, 2019 @ 7:08pm
      Feb 11, 2019
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