37.8 miles
6,327 ft
-6,345 ft
2,470 ft
High Point

From the Mima Falls trailhead you can make several types of loops in a wide range of distances. The goal this day was to just ride the 4 primary sections out there.

There is only one I have a high direction preference and that is "Mima Falls West Rd to Rd" descent. It is simply way too fun for descending to waste it as a climb

So, I now always do this loop portion in CCW which means I climb "Greenline #6" on the north side of the loop on the way out during big routes like this one.

The rest of the loops out here I prefer in CW direction and there are certainly some sections that would just suck the opposite way due to the steepness or rooty sections.

Detailed Description
Capitol Forest 37 mile from east Mima is a 38 mile popular easy route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 6,327 ft with a max elevation of 2,470 ft then descends -6,345 ft.
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More Stats for Capitol Forest 37 mile from east Mima mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    281 ft
  • Altitude start
    326 ft
  • Altitude end
    308 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Capitol Forest Greenline #6 Trail 2016
Capitol Forest Greenline #6 Trail 2016
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May 31, 2016

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Wedekind Trail
Apr 2, 2024 @ 3:12am
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Mar 30, 2024 @ 8:46pm
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Feb 23, 2024 @ 9:33pm
Feb 23, 2024
Lots of trees - they've multiplied. Must have been around 30-40 with some rather large ones that are difficult to navigate with a bike. Lots of dismounting. A hand saw would be recommended. I moved about 7 medium blockages. Most are towards the upper portion of this trail if going clockwise before you hit the deforested area.
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