27.1 miles
Distance
4,843 ft
Climb
-4,828 ft
Descent
2,657 ft
High Point

We are super excited to team up with Friends of Capitol Forest and return home to where the first ever enduro was held in WA state back in 2012. Always a racer's favorite, the Capitol Forest course is a great mix of old school natural - fast and fun multi-mix moto and MTB purpose trails.

Category Stage Order:
Pro and Expert: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Sport: 4, 1, 2, 5
Youth and Beginner: 4 and 5 (start at C-LINE Rd and GREENLINE Trail Junction)

Main Venue Staging Area: FALL CREEK DAY USE AREA

Transfer 1: Racers will leave FALL CREEK DAY USE AREA and climb to CAPITOL PEAK via Rd 6000 > C-Line > C7000 > CAPITOL PEAK Access Rd.

Stage 1: CAPITOL PEAK TRAIL > TWIN PEAKS TRAIL

Capitol Peak Trail starts from the top of Capitol Peak (2659ft) and descends into the most technical part of the course... A rocky section that has seen some work over the last couple years to make it more sustainable and stable. This section is relatively short but can wreck havoc on wheels if not careful. The stage continues on Twin Peaks Trail where the middle section is a new reroute that has never been raced before. It is fast and loose and will take you to the finish. Estimated time 8-10 minutes.

Transfer 2: Coast down Rd8200 and take a left on an unnamed spur road. Then it's a short, easy climb to the start of stage 2.

Stage 2:
LOWER TWIN PEAKS TRAIL

This stage starts a great moto berm that slingshots you into one of the most fun trails in Capitol Forest complete with a "MTB only" reroute. The stage will end at the junction of Twin Peaks Trail and Waddell Basin West Trail. Estimated time 5.5 - 7 minutes.

Transfer 3: Climb out of the bottom of the basin on the Waddell Basin West Trail to the Quarry Trail. Follow the Quarry Trail to the C-Line. SPORT RACERS WILL GO RIGHT to stage 4 (Little Larch Mt) and PRO/EXP RACERS WILL GO LEFT to Stage 3 (McKenny Trail)

Stage 3: McKenny Trail
Pro/Expert - This descent is a local favorite. It is fast, narrow and has switchbacks that come at you fast; not to mention a gut punch climb in the middle. Estimated time 7-10 minutes.

Pro/Exp Transfer - After the stage finish continue on trail just a few meters and stay right at the Y and this will take you back to C-6000. Climb up to the Stage 4 (Little Larch Mt.)

Stage 4: Little Larch Mountain Trail
Descend the first MTB specific trail built in Capitol Forest. Yes, there will be flow, berms and jumps and non-mandatory drops... After the second road crossing you will enter a clearcut; at the Y in the trail go right and the finish will be before you hit the road. Estimated time 4 - 5.5 minutes.

Transfer 4: Take a right on Rd6000 and climb up to the C-Line and go left. Cruise up the C-Line. You will cross the Greenline trail on a stretch of pavement... This will be the Youth and Beginner Start for stage 4. Everyone else continue up the C-Line and take the first spur road on the right; it's a hard right. Climb up the road to where the Greenline Trail crosses the road and this is the start of stage 4.

Stage 5: Greenline 6
Known by most as GL6, this trail is a "must do" with any trip to Capitol Forest. The longest stage of the day ends where everyone started, bringing you full circle with an exciting finish in the main venue area. Estimated time 12 - 15.5 minutes. Estimated Race Time: 30-40 minutes

Detailed Description
2017 CDC: Capitol Forest Enduro is a 27 mile popular expert route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 4,843 ft with a max elevation of 2,657 ft then descends -4,828 ft.
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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 2 miles distance
  • 142 ft climb
  • -959 ft descent
2 Timed Section
  • 1 mile distance
  • 40 ft climb
  • -800 ft descent
3 Timed Section
  • 2 miles distance
  • 304 ft climb
  • -895 ft descent
4 Timed Section
  • 4,235 ft distance
  • 32 ft climb
  • -503 ft descent
5 Timed Section
  • 3 miles distance
  • 219 ft climb
  • -1,186 ft descent

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More Stats for 2017 CDC: Capitol Forest Enduro mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    9 hr 3 min
  • Altitude change
    15 ft
  • Altitude min
    562 ft
  • Altitude start
    590 ft
  • Altitude end
    604 ft
  • Grade max
    -70.7%
  • Grade min
    47%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Greenline Trail
May 24, 2024 @ 9:33am
May 24, 2024
Roots, rocks and a lot of the corners were pretty slick from recent rain but the trail was clear of debris and still fun.
Wedekind Trail
May 23, 2024 @ 6:35am
May 23, 2024
Some squirty sections where needless have collected with rainwater. Generally really good.
Little Larch
May 8, 2024 @ 6:42am
May 8, 2024
McKenny Trail
May 4, 2024 @ 2:34am
May 4, 2024
Wet. Muddy in places. Expected though as it has been and was raining.
C6000 to BBQ
Mar 16, 2024 @ 4:21am
Mar 16, 2024
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