28.6 miles
Distance
3,297 ft
Climb
-3,277 ft
Descent
2,466 ft
High Point

Long loop out of the Porter Camp area. Deep woods, great views at the peak Park at the bottom of Porter Trail (intersection of B-Line and C-1000). Ride B-Line through Porter Camp then go right when it turns into B-1000. About a mile up B-1000, you'll see an almost hidden entrance to Larch Mountain West on the left. Take Larch Mountain West up another 8 miles until it hits Twin Peaks Trail. Take Twin Peaks to to C-4000 road (ride up to Capitol Peak while you're at it) and hop on Crestline all the way down to Wedekind. At Wedekind, take Porter all the way back to the start. 3-6 hours, depending on your conditioning.

Route is rideable all year, but best in the late summer/early fall.

Detailed Description
Porter to Peak Loop is a 29 mile popular intermediate route located near Olympia Washington. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,297 ft with a max elevation of 2,466 ft then descends -3,277 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Porter to Peak Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    26 hr 36 min
  • Altitude min
    295 ft
  • Altitude start
    332 ft
  • Altitude end
    354 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.2%
  • Grade min
    35.1%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Snow Day
Snow Day
3:04 | 122 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 29, 2017
the 2nd day of the year. Recovery day:-)
Upper Porter Trail
Upper Porter Trail
4:40 | 293 | 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

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Crestline
Mar 19, 2024 @ 10:02pm
Mar 19, 2024
Top of the trail still has some snow pack, multiple branches on path. Rideable but it will be muddy in spots and you may want to take the access road to avoid snow.
Porter Trail
Oct 1, 2023 @ 5:36pm
Oct 1, 2023
Trail closed at the top for I’m assuming login operations.
C-7000
Aug 12, 2023 @ 2:29am
Aug 12, 2023
Larch Mountain West/Upper Twin Peaks
Aug 15, 2022 @ 1:51pm
Aug 15, 2022
Excellent ride post poker run last weekend. This trail is listed as MTB/Hike/but it is actually a motorized trail
C-4000
Nov 27, 2021 @ 8:43am
Nov 27, 2021
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  • By mutenutshell & contributors
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