9.1 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-1,190 ft
Descent
01:36:56
Avg time

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  • 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 Owner
    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
    01:36:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:52
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on Aug 15, 2022
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  • Icy
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      Larch Mountain... Trail Reports

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      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
      Jul 18, 2022 @ 8:10am
      Jul 18, 2022
      Quick report from yesterday. Did the Porter to the Peak Loop early -- saw only 1 other rider in the 32 miles. Tons going up around noon though...
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 9:38am
      Jun 23, 2022
      trail was clear and running well. Few small puddles in low spots but overall in good shape. Note, I only rode the top 1/4 of this trail on my loop.
      Feb 23, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Feb 23, 2022
      Multiple down trees, significant drainage issues, some sections are lakes, in need of significant cleanup. Can anyone get us a temp permit to...
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      All
      • 23 rides
      • Last: Oct 18, 2022

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      May 4, 2018 @ 1:55pm
      May 4, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      WafflesMagee (Oct 20, 2022 at 1:45)
      This is a moto trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      FlowPokey (Oct 10, 2020 at 20:42)
      This is a moto trail
      [Reply]





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