9.1 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-1,190 ft
Descent
01:28:16
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #158612 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Larch Mountain West/Upper Twin Peaks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,596 ft
  • Altitude min
    627 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,332 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
  • Avg time
    01:28:16
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:03
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on Jul 12, 2020
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to larch-mountain-west-upper-twin-peaks trailhead (46.978220, -123.234500)
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      Larch Mountain... Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:36pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Lots of drainage issues on the way up. A mixture of wet weather and ORV traffic mean that the bottom is quite soupy and slick with trail-wide...
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 7:09am
      Jul 3, 2020
      Trail was fun for the first time on it but wet. Had some fairly large and deep puddles and mud-bogs to ride through but the downhill is long and...
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 5:00am
      Apr 9, 2020
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter Recreation and public access sites will be closed for a two week period from March 26 until April 8. Camping is also closed at this time on DNR...
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:36pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      Travelled uphill the entire trail. There were many puddles as well as soft spots/mud. Some areas have deep ruts from moto use. Trail is rocky,...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 12 rides
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      May 4, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      May 4, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Porter to Peak Loop
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      Porter 30
      29 miles
      Expert XC Capitol Forest Classic 2018 race
      37 miles
      Rock Candy 30
      30 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      FlowPokey (Oct 10, 2020 at 20:42)
       This is a moto trail
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