15 miles
2,311 ft
-3,135 ft
1,766 ft
High Point

The route uses some of the best parts of the Porter Trail. It breaks down into 3 sections of 5 miles each.
From the parking spot to joining the trail at the C-2700 is a good 5 mile warm up and chance to tell each other stories about the rides missed.
The second 5 miles is single track that winds up and down thru timber and clear cuts back to where the first section changed to a logging road.
The last 5 mile section drops down to the end of the trail and is great for smoothing out your turns and carrying momentum up the small climbs. In the middle part is a nice section with some tight twists and roots and rocks.
There aren't many people that ride this side of Capitol Forest. We might see four other people a summer.
Some horse riders use the trail when it is open to them from April to October.

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Trails in Route

Porter Trail9 miles


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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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More Stats for Elma Other mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    346 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    348 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Snow Day
Snow Day
3:04 | 34 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 29, 2017
the 2nd day of the year. Recovery day:-)
Upper Porter Trail
Upper Porter Trail
4:40 | 69 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 24, 2016
This is the upper porter trail down hill part to the clear cut. I would consider this the best trail in the Capitol forest. It's a cruzier
Trail Work Results
Trail Work Results
1:39 | 31 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 13, 2016
playing with cheap vid editor. Before and after of a section I cleared 5/7/16

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Porter Trail
Feb 5, 2018 @ 5:35pm
Feb 5, 2018
cleared the trees, but the constant rain is not draining to well. every where I hiked in to work was muddy
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