2 miles
Distance
102 ft
Climb
-736 ft
Descent
00:19:28
Avg time

Little Larch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • 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
    85 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.

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More Stats for Little Larch mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -635 ft
  • Altitude min
    608 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,301 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,243 ft
  • Altitude end
    608 ft
  • Grade max
    -52.761%
  • Grade min
    21.796%
  • Distance climb
    1,151 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    619 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:19
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (15 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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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Little Larch Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2020 @ 11:27am
      Aug 8, 2020
      Dusty, dusty, and dustly
      Jun 28, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Jun 28, 2020
      Rode for the first time this season. Upper 0.4 miles where logging took place fortunately did not destroy the trail. It’s 100% rideable. Was...
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Very fun trail. Couldn’t stop riding it. Well maintained and full of little jumps. All the drops are safe and smooth. Some mud but mostly ideal.
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      Upper section above the final road crossing is destroyed/inaccessible. Lower wooded section and pump track is still intact and good to go.
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 5:00am
      Apr 9, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 368 rides
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      Photos

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      50 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      79 |
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      57 |
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      61 |
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 6:34pm
      Sep 3, 2019

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 2whlsinmequiva (Oct 30, 2017 at 20:54)
       Trail was in great shape and a lot of fun!!
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      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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 .
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag 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!
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