6.3 miles
1,756 ft
-1,740 ft
1,492 ft
High Point

We are super excited to announce the 2018 Capitol Forest Enduro course on the new North Slope Trail System off of Hwy 8. These are not like any other trails in Capitol Forest. They were built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. The best news of all is there is more to come Hats off to Friends of Capitol Forest and Department of Natural Resources for working together to make the North Slope Trails happen.

The main entrance to the trail system is through Greys Harbor ORV Park (GHORV). Please be respectful when driving through their property. The speed limit is 5mph!

Leading up to the race there are two small pullouts at the bottom of A-Line and you can park along the road. You must have a Discover Pass.

Friday, June 8th parking will be available in our venue on GHORV property for 5$ per car. See www.racecascadia.com/2018capitolforest for camping details. (parking is built into camping fees)

Saturday, June 9th, parking is covered by Race Cascadia.

Due to DNR permitting, safety and trail impacts, shuttles will not be allowed for practice on June 8th. A 5 minute time penalty will be applied for any infractions.

Course Details:
Enduro Lite will do stages 3 and 1.
Stage 3 will start just below the start of the regular course on a road to eliminate the steep and technical section EWOK. Routing to the start will be available soon.

See www.racecascadia.com/2018capitolforest for schedule.

Neutral Support:
FSA NS will be located in main venue area.

Main Venue Area.

The North Slope Trails are very spectator friendly. The end of the Enduro Lite stages are just a few minutes walk from the main venue area. ***Please be cautious when spectating and stay of the race trails.

Detailed Description
CDC: Capitol Forest Enduro Lite is a 6 mile moderately popular expert route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 1,756 ft with a max elevation of 1,492 ft then descends -1,740 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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frankster FOCF (Sep 18, 2022 at 9:45)
Trail ORV Tie
Recent work by FOCF to improve drainage and make this connector ridable in all seasons.
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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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DrTrailforks (Jan 23, 2022 at 15:32)
Great technical black diamond! In true north slope fashion, this is a legit black with some really tough sections
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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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zerofoxgiven (Mar 4, 2021 at 12:02)
Rode this for the first time over the weekend and had a blast. Be careful with the drop on that last section after the road, lol. Little sneaky if you're coming in hot. Can't wait to hit this one again!
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Sdberre (Aug 19, 2020 at 22:42)
First time here. My wife rode it really well with her hard tail. She only had to walk a couple features. Overall super fun trail We climbed the OHV trail which was a little tiring but manageable. It was the heat that had us poring sweat.
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albs (Jun 5, 2020 at 8:07)
Why didn't ride this earlier! High fives to FOCF!
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brendanmarchant (May 23, 2020 at 16:08)
Fantastic fun! Conditions were perfect.
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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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RufinoRamos (Jun 28, 2019 at 22:23)
The trail is in,tip top shape now that it rained .nice
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Jawar13 (May 26, 2019 at 22:58)
Awesome trail, rode it today. Little wet but great trail conditions and tons of fun. Highly recommend shuttle up, I climbed the fire roads up and my legs were on fire but still a great time
  • + 1
Rockydildoa (Jun 10, 2018 at 10:11)
Sooo good. Thanks to the builders!
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Route Sections

1 Lower Down 'n' Rowdy
  • 4,368 ft distance
  • 39 ft climb
  • -552 ft descent
2 Bowfinger
  • 2,778 ft distance
  • 1 ft climb
  • -520 ft descent

Trails in Route

ORV Tie4,613 ft
ORV Tie551 ft
Down 'N Rowdy4,829 ft
ORV Tie404 ft
Stormy659 ft
Bowfinger1,693 ft
Stormy489 ft


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for CDC: Capitol Forest Enduro Lite mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    16 ft
  • Altitude min
    420 ft
  • Altitude start
    434 ft
  • Altitude end
    449 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,086 ft
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Down N Rowdy
Down N Rowdy
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Stormy Trail - North Slope, Washington
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Down 'N Rowdy
Nov 14, 2022 @ 11:51am
Nov 14, 2022
Tree is cleared
Oct 7, 2022 @ 2:51am
Oct 7, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 @ 10:13am
Oct 1, 2022
Deceptively slippery and loose still
Mar 6, 2022 @ 6:55pm
Mar 6, 2022
Lots of smaller trees down across the trail at the attached GPS location
May 23, 2018 @ 9:27pm
May 23, 2018
Fun trail with loose rocks. Nice and wide. Couple muddy sections but the mud is easy to avoid by going to the sides. Quite fun to descend as well as climb.
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