1.8 miles
Distance
634 ft
Climb
-633 ft
Descent
1,008 ft
High Point

Try this loop twice for a workout session.

Detailed Description
Bowfinger Loop is a 2 mile less popular intermediate route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 634 ft with a max elevation of 1,008 ft then descends -633 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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bajazac (Jul 24, 2022 at 16:53)
Trail A-Line
Property owner of the MX track is not welcoming to accessing a line for shuttling
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bajazac (Jul 24, 2022 at 16:53)
Trail A-Line
Property owner of the MX track is not welcoming to accessing a line for shuttling
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frankster FOCF (Jul 26, 2022 at 7:24)
Trail A-Line
Hi there A line entrance is closed for repair. Access Northslope and the Aline via KCline which is about .5 mile back on highway 8. See map for directions.
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frankster FOCF (Jul 26, 2022 at 7:24)
Trail A-Line
Hi there A line entrance is closed for repair. Access Northslope and the Aline via KCline which is about .5 mile back on highway 8. See map for directions.
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DrTrailforks (Mar 10, 2022 at 10:33)
Trail Bowfinger
This is challenging! If you aren’t comfortable on most black runs, then take this trail slow until you know what’s coming. Lots of very slick, angled, roots. Super fun though, would highly recommend!
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DrTrailforks (Jan 23, 2022 at 15:36)
Trail Stormy
A good intro to north slope black trails. Probably the most manageable black trail up here thanks to a few alternate line choices. Rocky, rooty , woody, what else do you need?
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DrTrailforks (Jan 23, 2022 at 15:36)
Trail Stormy
A good intro to north slope black trails. Probably the most manageable black trail up here thanks to a few alternate line choices. Rocky, rooty , woody, what else do you need?
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chunky-tech-doctor (Aug 16, 2021 at 13:51)
Trail Stormy
This is probably the best trail there its always fun and is alot like scoby but more in the woods trail feeling
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chunky-tech-doctor (Aug 16, 2021 at 13:51)
Trail Stormy
This is probably the best trail there its always fun and is alot like scoby but more in the woods trail feeling
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Quindken (Feb 7, 2020 at 12:09)
Trail A-Line
Be very careful on this road! Right now there is a massive speed bump right at the entrance. The bottom of my civic scraped the speed bump. This road is great for shuttling but don't get too close to the edge as you can fall off. Multiple people have. Also in the summer, quads, dirt bikes, and other motorized vehicles drive too fast on this road.
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Quindken (Feb 7, 2020 at 12:09)
Trail A-Line
Be very careful on this road! Right now there is a massive speed bump right at the entrance. The bottom of my civic scraped the speed bump. This road is great for shuttling but don't get too close to the edge as you can fall off. Multiple people have. Also in the summer, quads, dirt bikes, and other motorized vehicles drive too fast on this road.
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XU12XU (Sep 23, 2019 at 17:06)
Trail A-Line
Is A-Line open to vehicles and available for shuttling? Thanks!
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XU12XU (Sep 23, 2019 at 17:06)
Trail A-Line
Is A-Line open to vehicles and available for shuttling? Thanks!
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adveturebrock (Aug 30, 2019 at 19:55)
Trail Bowfinger
It's pretty steep in some places. A really good place for intermediate riders to hone in technical skills. Some flowy features but more just a classic descent with roots and step terrain. Very fun quick loop!
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Trails in Route

A-Line1 mile
Stormy663 ft
Bowfinger1,696 ft
Stormy489 ft
A-Line787 ft

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More Stats for Bowfinger Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    372 ft
  • Altitude start
    372 ft
  • Altitude end
    374 ft
  • Grade max
    -68%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,629 ft
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Stormy Trail - North Slope, Washington
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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A-Line
Oct 25, 2022 @ 9:10am
Oct 25, 2022
Stormy
Oct 7, 2022 @ 2:51am
Oct 7, 2022
Bowfinger
Oct 1, 2022 @ 10:13am
Oct 1, 2022
Deceptively slippery and loose still
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