1.9 miles
Distance
104 ft
Climb
-716 ft
Descent
00:21:28
Avg time

Little Larch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Pump Track, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18667 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Washington State DNR

The Little Larch trail is a great trail for learning to do small, flowy jumps. It is a really fun trail, and most of the third section is a pump track. It mostly goes downhill, there are a few flatter spots, so if you are DH all day every day, you will complain. If you can handle some flat, you will love this trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Little Larch mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -612 ft
  • Altitude min
    659 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,321 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,272 ft
  • Altitude end
    659 ft
  • Grade
    -6%
  • Grade max
    -29.6%
  • Grade min
    21.3%
  • Distance climb
    1,739 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    702 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:05
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (20 votes)

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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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      Little Larch Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2021 @ 8:07am
      Jul 10, 2021
      May 16, 2021 @ 11:11am
      May 16, 2021
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:11am
      May 2, 2021
      the trail is just as fun if not faster than last time! it was amazing how well the jumps were packed. only three or four puddles which is good...
      Apr 13, 2021 @ 6:20pm
      Apr 13, 2021
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 8:41pm
      Apr 11, 2021
      Saw 3 ebikes on the trail today. Just wanted to comment that at this time ebikes are considered motorized in Capitol Forest and this is considered...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 239 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 749 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 21, 2021 @ 8:53am
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      Mar 9, 2021 @ 1:13pm
      Mar 9, 2021
      110 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Sep 8, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      2017 CDC: Capitol Forest Enduro
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      21 miles
      2021 YES NW: Fall Creek Enduro race
      11 miles
      Fall Creek Triple Crown (long route)
      37 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      2whlsinmequiva (Oct 30, 2017 at 20:54)
       Trail was in great shape and a lot of fun!!
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      • + 0
      Deerslayer767 (Jun 17, 2019 at 22:02)
       Being my 2nd time on a real mountain bike. I would say the trail is great shape. Just a few spots of lose dirt and not dusty at all. Seem to grip way better that I did last week on greenline.
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      • + 0
      RufinoRamos (Jun 22, 2019 at 21:04)
       Love this trail hats off hands clapping to the bilder I see all the time working the berms making new pump lines and just enjoying all of it .
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      • + 1
      gdtrfb8 (Jul 31, 2019 at 22:21)
       Fun trail with quite a bit of variety from top to bottom. I've only ridden it twice (on same day), but I recall steeper terrain with optional jumps at the top, along with a few areas where you can ride a hard or easy line (trail splits), one of which has a sweet log ride I didn't expect. Lower down it gets into some flatter terrain and flow/pump track features, including what appeared to be a newer circular pump track along the way. It then finishes with some nice drop-offs on the runout. I enjoyed this more than I expected to. Good stuff, and a huge shoutout to FOCF not just for the trail build, but also for the excellent signage and rad wood carvings.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      adveturebrock (Sep 15, 2019 at 12:43)
       Super fun with multiple black diamond split offs. There's berms and jumps and some techy roots up top. Then it opens into flow, don't stop push it all the way to the forest the track ends with a couple nice jumps. There are a few floaters and manual pads overall a super nice trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Cameron2586 (May 10, 2021 at 22:19)
       First time in Capital Forest and this trail was awesome. Well maintained and easy to navigate.
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      • + 0
      Combinednathan (May 29, 2021 at 17:24)
       Must ride at capital forest. Tons of tables and some spicy sections. If you ride the harder stuff, this is a hard blue. If you ride the easy sections only, this is a true blue in my opinion
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      Videos

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      Little Larch @ Capitol Forest || Trek Roscoe 8
      10:56 | 143 | Apr 4, 2021 , Olympia
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