10.1 miles
1,782 ft
-1,781 ft
1,766 ft
High Point

This is the poker ride route from the Capitol Forest Classic (also the beginner route for the XC race). Great short loop out of the Fall Creek trailhead. Climb up Wedekind trail (formerly Mima-Porter Cool up to Wedekind Tie (formerly Trail 50). Take the Tie over to Greenline 6 trail then head back down to the trailhead. The DH is classic Capitol Forest. Rooty, slick, fast, and fun. Enjoy "Roots of Fury" and "The Luge" on your way down. Great winter night ride.

Detailed Description
Eight-Fifty-Six (aka The Poker Run) is a 10 mile popular intermediate 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 3 trails. This route climbs 1,782 ft with a max elevation of 1,766 ft then descends -1,781 ft.
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16 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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RufinoRamos (Sep 7, 2020 at 18:37)
The trail is in tip top shape
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DrewSoOkd (Aug 10, 2020 at 21:14)
This was my first trail ride, the roots section was a thing but overall super enjoyed it and look forward to exploring more of my backyard trail system.
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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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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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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.
  • + 1
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 .
  • + 0
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.
  • - 2
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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More Stats for Eight-Fifty-Six (aka The Poker Run) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    606 ft
  • Altitude start
    606 ft
  • Altitude end
    607 ft
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    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
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    4,557 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Wedekind Trail
Mar 19, 2023 @ 10:58pm
3 days
Upper 2.5 miles are intermittently snow covered and unrideable. Most snow was rideable with approximately 1/2 mile overall hike a bike.
Greenline Tie
Mar 19, 2023 @ 10:55pm
3 days
Trail is in great condition.
Greenline Trail
Mar 19, 2023 @ 10:54pm
3 days
Three small trees down between the bridge and first road crossing on lower Greenline. Cleaned off branches and propped two up to ride underneath but third is still across trail.
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