1.9 miles
104 ft
-716 ft
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Little Larch Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Pump Track, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #7145 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,739 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    702 ft
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on Jul 30, 2022
Avg: 4.4 (24 votes)
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      Little Larch Trail Reports

      Jul 30, 2022 @ 8:23am
      Jul 30, 2022
      Pretty fast and dry. Some loose corners with gravel.
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Jul 13, 2022
      Super fast right now!
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 8:57am
      Jul 9, 2022
      May 25, 2022 @ 11:33am
      May 25, 2022
      Rain showers in previous days left the trails perfectly tacky. No muddy sections, and no dry, dusty areas. Super traction and fast, flowing berms.
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:02am
      May 18, 2022
      A little muddy in a few places but overall simply AMAZING! Workers seem to have built up all the berms and jumps making LL an absolute blast to...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 25 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 266 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      • 1,614 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022


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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      pinkece (Jul 2, 2022 at 15:29)
      A bit more about the constant trail merges and signs. I know the chances are slim but there would have been about 0 possibility of avoiding collisions at some of these areas if there were 2 riders merging at different speeds. Overall the place just felt hazardous above what a trail should.
      • + 1
      pinkece (Jul 2, 2022 at 15:22)
      Am I the only person that wasn't in love with this trail. I was lured there by the ratings and positive comments I've seen on the internet. I did the climb on Level Up, which was fine. Intensity level definitely low. Then to the descent on Little Larch. The main features are steep sections mixed with a few berms. The "jumps" are few and far between and not well groomed or taken care of. There are also multitudes of occasional of tiny drops if they can be called that but they're all about the same with the same placement on the trail. I did take a few of the advanced lines but honestly it was hard to enjoy. Perhaps it was just a bit too rough/wild for me. The constant warning signage for merges etc were distracting. I'd much prefer riding 360 out in Gig Harbor or Tiger Mountain. I rated my experience at Capitol Forest as a 2 of 5.
      • + 0
      Jadeeyes1113 (Sep 10, 2021 at 23:12)
      Awesome trail! Everything rollable so a great trail to build confidence. A bit pedaly towards the bottom so don’t bring your dh bike. The level up trail makes it a great loop.
      • + 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
      • + 0
      Cameron2586 (May 10, 2021 at 22:19)
      First time in Capital Forest and this trail was awesome. Well maintained and easy to navigate.
      • + 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!
      • + 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.
      • + 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 .
      • + 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.
      • + 1
      2whlsinmequiva (Oct 30, 2017 at 20:54)
      Trail was in great shape and a lot of fun!!


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