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      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: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: State Forest
      Mima Falls Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 30
      • 25
      • 19
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 15, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      80
      Trails Mountain Bike
      79
      Trails E-Bike
      61
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Hike
      80
      Trails Trail Running
      80
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      33
      Trails Observed Trials
      8
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      31
      Total Distance
      200 miles
      Total Descent
      30,526 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,582 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,658 ft
      Reports
      1,014
      Photos
      369
      Ridden Counter
      9,414

      Photos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      7 |
      May 4, 2024 @ 4:08pm
      May 4, 2024
      5 |
      May 4, 2024 @ 4:08pm
      May 4, 2024
      4 |
      May 3, 2024 @ 11:36am
      May 3, 2024
      12 |
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 12:44pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      5 |
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 12:44pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      trail: Rock Candy
      18 |
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 5:45pm
      Dec 29, 2023
      trail: Rock Candy
      18 |
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Dec 29, 2023
      trail: Lower MnM
      9 |
      Oct 6, 2023 @ 4:14pm
      Oct 6, 2023

      Videos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      Running Into a Tree
      | Oct 10, 2022
      Level Up Trail
      trail: Level Up
      0:24 | 412 | Jul 6, 2019
      Snow Day
      3:04 | 122 | Jan 29, 2017
      Little Larch Mountain Trail & Friends of...
      6:38 | 552 | Oct 8, 2016
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 292 | Sep 24, 2016
      Trail Work Results
      1:39 | 126 | May 13, 2016
      MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
      4:26 | 211 | May 7, 2016
      capitol forest, nite ride, gnarly rooty section
      5:58 | 163 | Mar 1, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Happy Horse
      May 15, 2024 @ 5:04am
      May 15, 2024
      IdealNice little pedal out to the lot.TheRave
      Lower MnM
      May 15, 2024 @ 5:04am
      May 15, 2024
      IdealSo fun! Super fast today.TheRave
      MnM
      May 15, 2024 @ 5:04am
      May 15, 2024
      IdealSuper fast! Corners are dry but still...TheRave
      Campground Trail
      May 15, 2024 @ 5:04am
      May 15, 2024
      IdealNice conditions. Fair amount of horse dung.TheRave
      KC-2000
      May 12, 2024 @ 1:34am
      May 12, 2024
      IdealHucknGnar
      Little Larch
      May 8, 2024 @ 6:42am
      May 8, 2024
      Idealajhall24
      Level Up
      May 8, 2024 @ 6:42am
      May 8, 2024
      Idealajhall24
      Greenline Tie
      May 7, 2024 @ 6:06am
      May 7, 2024
      VariablePretty tricky after recent rains. Squirty...TheRave
      Wedekind Trail
      May 7, 2024 @ 6:06am
      May 7, 2024
      VariableA little slippery in spots, but clear.TheRave
      McKenny Trail
      May 4, 2024 @ 2:34am
      May 4, 2024
      WetWet. Muddy in places. Expected though as...FossCampbell

      Activity Feed

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      racecascadiaaddrouteactivity #52653498
      May 15, 2024 @ 3:46pm
      3 days
      TheRaveaddreportactivity #52653164 and 3 more
      May 15, 2024 @ 3:38pm
      3 days
      DavidReadbuKwishlistrouteactivity #52507632 and 1 more
      May 12, 2024 @ 6:39pm
      May 12, 2024
      HucknGnaraddreportactivity #52501645
      May 12, 2024 @ 4:17pm
      May 12, 2024
      willbrlikedirectoryactivity #52456506
      May 11, 2024 @ 10:27pm
      May 11, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      IvanjRJyutreportMima Falls Trail EastI am don’t a seesLe a o S
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 4:22pm
      Mar 16, 2024
      crankijamesreportMima Falls Tiei have not been down there since we had warm...
      Jan 1, 2024 @ 8:51pm
      Jan 1, 2024
      chwyyytrailWaddell Basin WestTree blocking the trail at the 9.0km mark...
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 11:09am
      Oct 22, 2023
      chwyyytrailWaddell Basin EastThere is a tree down blocking the trail around...
      Oct 22, 2023 @ 11:04am
      Oct 22, 2023
      jona-mcctrailMcKenny TrailGreat XC riding. A long trail with lot's of...
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 10:28am
      Jul 24, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      North Slope Trails 3 5 7 38.1 km
      Kennedy Summit Lake 5 309.4 km
      Millersylvania State Park 149.7 km
      Grass Lake Nature Park 311.4 km
      Heritage Park12.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike79189 miles30,082 ft84 miles2,582 ft
      #1,038#5493681,0143911,196
      E-Bike61139 miles19,446 ft58 miles2,582 ft
      #3,120#7237362345
      Horse98 miles732 ft2 miles1,768 ft
      2541
      Hike80188 miles29,573 ft83 miles2,582 ft
      #868#54219731136
      Trail Running80188 miles29,573 ft83 miles2,582 ft
      #868#5369731149
      Dirtbike/Moto3364 miles9,498 ft25 miles2,549 ft
      #156#98301131
      Observed Trials86 miles669 ft2 miles1,768 ft
      82
      ATV/ORV/OHV3157 miles8,573 ft22 miles2,549 ft
      #70#382947
      • By superman601 & contributors
      • Admins: FOCF, FOCF, EMBA-C2S
      • #5527 - 55,456 views

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