37.8 miles
Distance
6,327 ft
Climb
-6,345 ft
Descent
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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21 Reviews & Comments

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DrTrailforks (May 5, 2022 at 20:10)
Ok so maybe calling this trail mediocre was a bit unfair. This trail is quite decent and honestly with the length it’s actually a nice choice if you’re feeling something on the more long and mellow side. Even just one run down this makes for a fun day on a bike. If it wasn’t shuttle accessed it would be a different story though.
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deboi (Apr 27, 2022 at 7:32)
Very nice trail, when it’s wet still drivable but bring some extra clothes since it can be muddy
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Combinednathan (Feb 13, 2022 at 9:25)
Definitely wouldn’t call this a mediocre trail. It’s a classic pnw XC trail that feels like you’re descending a mountain. Some lame climbing sections but lots of fun, fast downhills. Must ride if you’re shuttling. Along side little larch
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DrTrailforks (Feb 12, 2022 at 14:24)
This is in no way a black Diamond. Go ride the black diamonds at north slope and you’ll see what a black Diamond is. Honestly nothing on this trail is even that challenging. This is a pretty mediocre trail overall with a handful of fun technical sections. Little larch is a far superior trail.
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TheRave (Sep 9, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail condition was good today. Dry and a little dusty in parts, but great in the woods. Leaves are starting to fall from the trees.
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aguynamedjoe SCMTS Staff (Sep 9, 2020 at 16:07)
The trail was closed for logging on 9/9/20
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RufinoRamos (Sep 7, 2020 at 18:39)
Trail Crestline
Rode it. Today it's perfect .if you have the chance ride the loop
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RufinoRamos (Sep 7, 2020 at 18:37)
The trail is in tip top shape
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7imothy (May 23, 2020 at 9:45)
I think this is a challenging intermediate level course. A few pretty steep sections and tons of roots and small features to get a little air on. Rode this on our hardtails yesterday and had some root fatigue by the end for sure. Would be less challenging on a full-squish bike.
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lanceweaklegs (Oct 4, 2019 at 11:18)
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adveturebrock (Sep 7, 2019 at 9:06)
Not a black diamond i don't care what anyone says about that. It's a true blue and perfect for those trying to get more comfortable mtn biking. I'd say more classic than a flow trail but there's some fun berms and flowy sections. Do yourself a favor and ride the work roads or climb up to it...we came in awkwardly and rode up the last section to the top which was semi brutal.
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adveturebrock (Sep 7, 2019 at 9:02)
Trail Crestline
Sucks there's no warning its closed for the last mile connecting to greenline. It was fun to ride and in good shape up to there. Not sure when they plan to reopen this!
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adveturebrock (Sep 7, 2019 at 8:59)
Man this was sooo good! Super bummer there's no signs on the way that Crestline is closed coming in to greenline... that made a hard ride a lot harder going up green line to the start of it due to the wrong side of a 50/50 work road split decision...trails a little dry and loose but also grippy in spots currently.
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ryancmoss (Jul 25, 2019 at 18:05)
I would say this trail is rated properly. I took a dated 2016 Trek EX8 29er down it and it was more than enough bike for this sometimes fast and flowery trail with some mild to moderate rock and root obstacles and maybe even a garden or two. The drops are small and don't sneak up on you. A couple of the switchbacks are tight if you come in too hot, but again, nothing you don't see coming.
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zerePAnosaJ (Jul 6, 2019 at 14:54)
Trail Crestline
Overgrown with nettles and thorny berry bushes at the top, but clears up pretty quick. Trail rode great a couple of days ago.
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RufinoRamos (Jul 5, 2019 at 22:02)
Nice ride I wish there were signs posted that crest line is closed at the bottom or attest were green line tie starts .
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RufinoRamos (Jun 18, 2019 at 2:38)
It getting over grown wear pants .
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RufinoRamos (May 3, 2019 at 17:04)
I will say this I had the best crash ever rear wheel going balls out almost made the Conner dam tree stopped me .If I only had a go pro .it would be an epic crash .nothing broke nothing bent .third time this week around the loop ,gl6 baby .scoby is next .
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RufinoRamos (May 3, 2019 at 16:59)
The trail is fast today ,or that could have just been me watch the first set off roots .keep that front tire up and be sure to slow down I didn't ,
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cr3pitus (Apr 26, 2018 at 18:59)
I would definitely call this a blue intermediate trail not a black diamond. There are roots and drops but the largest drop is maybe 15 inches and at the speed the trail provides it requires very minimal effort of the rider to compensate for the drop. I guess technically some of the drops are unavoidable but they are in the minority and are small.
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RADMAX5 (Aug 21, 2017 at 0:07)
On the other app I use it says This is a black diamond and it is defiantly a black diamond very very very rough and a lot of roots and hard obstacles
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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
    -62.3%
  • Grade min
    60.7%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Greenline Trail
Jan 22, 2023 @ 10:32am
Jan 22, 2023
Started at the Greenline Tie and there was a fair amount of snow there. Was able to ride it, but not much speed in the snowy areas. Once back in the trees it was good.
Wedekind Trail
Jan 22, 2023 @ 10:32am
Jan 22, 2023
The last half a mile before the Greenline Tie was snow covered and required some walking.
Mima Falls Trail West
Oct 18, 2022 @ 3:29am
Oct 18, 2022
A little loose in a few corners, but running fast.
Crestline
Sep 24, 2022 @ 6:08pm
Sep 24, 2022
the vegetation is now blocking LOS in many areas of this trail.
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