9 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-1,190 ft
Descent
2,332 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #86190 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Washington State DNR

Larch Mountain West to Upper Twin Peaks trail is a roughly 12-mile route from Porter Campground to the flanks of Capitol Peak. This is a moto/mixed use trail, but it sees much less moto use than other moto trails in the Forest. Quad use is rare, and the trail has narrowed down to 100% singletrack. Done as a climb, it's a long but fairly gentle grade climb. Going down from the Peak towards Porter Camp is classic Capitol Forest moto trail... rowdy in spots, smooth and fast in others. Combined with the Crestline and Porter trails, this route is the definitive 30+ mile big loop on the north end of the Forest.

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More Stats for Larch Mountain West/Upper Twin Peaks bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,596 ft
  • Altitude min
    627 ft
  • Altitude start
    627 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,224 ft
  • Grade
    3.305%
  • Grade max
    -37.618%
  • Grade min
    53.467%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,805 ft
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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