13 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-2,936 ft
Descent
2,129 ft
High Point

Porter Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #3084
  • Land Manager

Northwest side of the Capitol Forest Trail system.
Mostly bikes but the local horse riders use it also.
Berry picking in the summers, watch for hunters during season.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Porter Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,454 ft
  • Altitude min
    446 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,900 ft
  • Altitude end
    446 ft
  • Grade
    -2.177%
  • Grade max
    -55.523%
  • Grade min
    38.924%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,214 ft
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2017
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Porter Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 19, 2017 @ 5:12pm
3 days
Cleared tree at mp 2.5 from north end. Cleared salmon berry vines and brush near mp 2 from north end om bike bypass
Oct 25, 2017 @ 5:56pm
Oct 25, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. some branches down and we need to go in and clean the lower middle sections. below the C-Line road...
Oct 14, 2017 @ 11:07pm
Oct 14, 2017
Mostly moist and hard packed. Couple mushy muddy puddles. After the trail rides along the forest road for a bit, the trail needs some love. Not...
Sep 24, 2017 @ 9:17pm
Sep 24, 2017
rains from last week have packed in the trail nicely. very fast
Jun 28, 2017 @ 5:15pm
Jun 28, 2017
great ride, overgrown is a few spots, but like riding a new trail
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4 |
Oct 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Oct 25, 2017
Porter Trail, Montesano
96 |
May 7, 2016 @ 6:18pm
May 7, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia
91 |
May 7, 2016 @ 6:17pm
May 7, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia
105 |
May 7, 2016 @ 6:17pm
May 7, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia

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Videos

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Snow Day
3:04 | 28 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
Upper Porter Trail
4:40 | 59 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
Trail Work Results
1:39 | 27 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
4:26 | 34 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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