19.0 miles
Distance
2,760 ft
Climb
-2,734 ft
Descent
1,766 ft
High Point
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2019 CFC XC Sport Course.

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CFC 2019 XC Sport Course is a 19 mile easy race route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,760 ft with a max elevation of 1,766 ft then descends -2,734 ft.
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75 Reviews & Comments

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pinkece (Jul 2, 2022 at 15:47)
Trail Level Up
It's a low intensity climbing trail. Mostly exposed for about the last 1/3 or so. Not sure how it can be rated above a 3!
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pinkece (Jul 2, 2022 at 15:29)
Trail Little Larch
A bit more about the constant trail merges and signs. I know the chances are slim but there would have been about 0 possibility of avoiding collisions at some of these areas if there were 2 riders merging at different speeds. Overall the place just felt hazardous above what a trail should.
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pinkece (Jul 2, 2022 at 15:22)
Trail Little Larch
Am I the only person that wasn't in love with this trail. I was lured there by the ratings and positive comments I've seen on the internet. I did the climb on Level Up, which was fine. Intensity level definitely low. Then to the descent on Little Larch. The main features are steep sections mixed with a few berms. The "jumps" are few and far between and not well groomed or taken care of. There are also multitudes of occasional of tiny drops if they can be called that but they're all about the same with the same placement on the trail. I did take a few of the advanced lines but honestly it was hard to enjoy. Perhaps it was just a bit too rough/wild for me. The constant warning signage for merges etc were distracting. I'd much prefer riding 360 out in Gig Harbor or Tiger Mountain. I rated my experience at Capitol Forest as a 2 of 5.
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DrTrailforks (May 23, 2022 at 11:25)
Trail Level Up
I never knew an up trail could be fun!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jadeeyes1113 (Sep 10, 2021 at 23:12)
Trail Little Larch
Awesome trail! Everything rollable so a great trail to build confidence. A bit pedaly towards the bottom so don’t bring your dh bike. The level up trail makes it a great loop.
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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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Combinednathan (May 29, 2021 at 17:24)
Trail Little Larch
Must ride at capital forest. Tons of tables and some spicy sections. If you ride the harder stuff, this is a hard blue. If you ride the easy sections only, this is a true blue in my opinion
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Combinednathan (May 29, 2021 at 17:23)
This is a very shuttleable road
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Combinednathan (May 29, 2021 at 17:23)
This is a very shuttleable road
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Combinednathan (May 29, 2021 at 17:22)
Trail Level Up
Great climbing trail but it was my girlfriends first time real mtn biking so a great beginner trail to go down especially if you are shuttling. Definitely ran into some climbers but less than expected for a sunny Saturday morning/afternoon
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Cameron2586 (May 10, 2021 at 22:19)
Trail Little Larch
First time in Capital Forest and this trail was awesome. Well maintained and easy to navigate.
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chunky-tech-doctor (Mar 23, 2021 at 13:09)
Can you shuttle this with a vehicle?
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chunky-tech-doctor (Mar 23, 2021 at 13:09)
Can you shuttle this with a vehicle?
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DrewSoOkd (Sep 28, 2020 at 8:50)
Trail Level Up
Climbing trail is open and in great shape. I can see why some people would ride down.
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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 18:37)
The trail is in tip top shape
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RufinoRamos (Sep 7, 2020 at 18:37)
The trail is in tip top shape
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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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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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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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Shredtastic360 (Oct 11, 2019 at 22:22)
Trail Lost Valley
Rode today loop starts to left... lol lots of climbing if you start
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Shredtastic360 (Oct 11, 2019 at 22:22)
Trail Lost Valley
Rode today loop starts to left... lol lots of climbing if you start
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lanceweaklegs (Oct 4, 2019 at 11:18)
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adveturebrock (Sep 15, 2019 at 12:43)
Trail Little Larch
Super fun with multiple black diamond split offs. There's berms and jumps and some techy roots up top. Then it opens into flow, don't stop push it all the way to the forest the track ends with a couple nice jumps. There are a few floaters and manual pads overall a super nice trail!
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adveturebrock (Sep 15, 2019 at 12:39)
Trail Level Up
Great alternative to just slugging up the road! Actually really well built trail that rolls in and out of the canopy. If you like intermediate terrain roll across the road and up to little larch. If you are just learning to ride turn around and work on your turning and body position on the way down. Watch out for uphill riders though!
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adveturebrock (Sep 15, 2019 at 12:34)
Trail Lost Valley
Fun cardio up with a cruiser dh that rolls thru a meadow. Rode up via mckenny/lost valley and then down back to the creek trail head. Go do some hard tech stuff and use this as a miles adder! Or, just go have a good spin.
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adveturebrock (Sep 15, 2019 at 12:34)
Trail Lost Valley
Fun cardio up with a cruiser dh that rolls thru a meadow. Rode up via mckenny/lost valley and then down back to the creek trail head. Go do some hard tech stuff and use this as a miles adder! Or, just go have a good spin.
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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 9:06)
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 9:06)
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 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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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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gdtrfb8 (Jul 31, 2019 at 22:21)
Trail Little Larch
Fun trail with quite a bit of variety from top to bottom. I've only ridden it twice (on same day), but I recall steeper terrain with optional jumps at the top, along with a few areas where you can ride a hard or easy line (trail splits), one of which has a sweet log ride I didn't expect. Lower down it gets into some flatter terrain and flow/pump track features, including what appeared to be a newer circular pump track along the way. It then finishes with some nice drop-offs on the runout. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. Good stuff, and a huge shoutout to FOCF not just for the trail build, but also for the excellent signage and rad wood carvings.
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gdtrfb8 (Jul 31, 2019 at 22:16)
Trail Level Up
Fantastic climbing trail! This is one of the best climbing trails I've ever ridden, at least as far as grade consistency. It's also lovely when the wildflowers are blooming, and has some variety as it ducks in and out of the forest. We rode it on 7/18/19, so only days after it had been opened all the way to the top (according to 7/8/19 Trail Report anyway), and it was definitely still needing a little love at the very top. Highly recommend this one. Great work FOCF!!
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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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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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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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Jdhans (Jul 7, 2019 at 15:29)
Trail Lost Valley
Ride today, just had some vegetation on the track from recent weed whacking. Track was dry and smoothe only MTB our today.
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Jdhans (Jul 7, 2019 at 15:29)
Trail Lost Valley
Ride today, just had some vegetation on the track from recent weed whacking. Track was dry and smoothe only MTB our today.
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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 (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 22, 2019 at 21:04)
Trail Little Larch
Love this trail hats off hands clapping to the bilder I see all the time working the berms making new pump lines and just enjoying all of it .
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RufinoRamos (Jun 18, 2019 at 2:38)
It getting over grown wear pants .
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RufinoRamos (Jun 18, 2019 at 2:38)
It getting over grown wear pants .
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RufinoRamos (Jun 18, 2019 at 2:38)
It getting over grown wear pants .
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Deerslayer767 (Jun 17, 2019 at 22:02)
Trail Little Larch
Being my 2nd time on a real mountain bike. I would say the trail is great shape. Just a few spots of lose dirt and not dusty at all. Seem to grip way better that I did last week on greenline.
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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 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 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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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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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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mullinc22 (Apr 2, 2019 at 21:36)
Trail Lost Valley
Rode it today, trail is good, but it is riddled with downed trees.
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mullinc22 (Apr 2, 2019 at 21:36)
Trail Lost Valley
Rode it today, trail is good, but it is riddled with downed trees.
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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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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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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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2whlsinmequiva (Oct 30, 2017 at 20:54)
Trail Little Larch
Trail was in great shape and a lot of fun!!
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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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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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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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swartzie (May 2, 2016 at 12:12)
Great trail however I went the wrong way ... next time I'll be riding INTO the Fall Creek parking area, looks like so much fun going down!
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swartzie (May 2, 2016 at 12:12)
Great trail however I went the wrong way ... next time I'll be riding INTO the Fall Creek parking area, looks like so much fun going down!
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 10, 2019
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for CFC 2019 XC Sport Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    26 ft
  • Altitude min
    548 ft
  • Altitude start
    583 ft
  • Altitude end
    610 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.2%
  • Grade min
    48.4%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Greenline Trail
Nov 22, 2022 @ 9:15am
Nov 22, 2022
Trail’s in perfect shape. No trees down, no snow. Dirt is packed and running great
Wedekind Trail
Nov 22, 2022 @ 9:14am
Nov 22, 2022
Perfect shape. No down trees or snow
Level Up
Nov 21, 2022 @ 8:08am
Nov 21, 2022
Significant freeze/thaw going on and sections of deep clay mud. We got off and walked through the worst parts to minimize damage but I would not ride Little Larch until conditions improve. Level up was almost as bad.
Little Larch
Nov 21, 2022 @ 12:08am
Nov 21, 2022
Significant freeze/thaw going on and sections of deep clay mud. We got off and walked through the worst parts to minimize damage but I would not ride Little Larch until conditions improve. Level up was almost as bad.
Lost Valley
Nov 15, 2022 @ 11:57am
Nov 15, 2022
Conditions were good for November. Little ice on upper clear cuts. Note: from Fall creek up the “descending sunshine” 2 mile climb on 6 has DNR clearing and has closed the trail.
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