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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Mima Falls Trailhead google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #955
      State Ranking
      #22
      Trails
      35
      Total Distance
      106 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent
      22,975 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,665 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,493 ft
      Reports
      151
      Photos
      77
      Ridden Counter
      1,369

      Photos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      15 |
      May 5, 2018 @ 8:26am
      May 5, 2018
      Wedekind Trail, Olympia
      10 |
      May 4, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      May 4, 2018
      Larch Mountain West/Upper Twin...
      trail: Little Larch
      34 |
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Little Larch, Olympia
      trail: Lost Valley
      20 |
      Jan 31, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Jan 31, 2018
      Lost Valley, Olympia
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      Videos of Capitol Forest Mountain Bike

      Snow Day
      3:04 | 41 | Jan 29, 2017
      The best trails are illegal
      1:09 | 235 | Oct 8, 2016
      Little Larch Mountain Trail & Friends of...
      6:38 | 219 | Oct 8, 2016
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 85 | Sep 24, 2016
      more videos »

      Capitol Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Porter to Peak Loop
      29 miles
      Captoberfest Route
      27 miles
      Eight-Fifty-Six (aka The Poker Run)
      10 miles
      Capitol Peak Shuttle Route
      6 miles

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      user #1522076sikesbtrailWaddell Basin EastLots of loose rocks, torn up by ATVs on the...
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 9:24am
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      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
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      user #680287boxxeracetrailPorter TieNice work on the add!
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