13 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-2,936 ft
Descent
01:33:25
Avg time

Porter Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4688 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,454 ft
  • Altitude min
    446 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,129 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
  • Avg time
    01:33:25
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2018
Wet
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to porter-trail trailhead (46.948395, -123.194429)
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Porter Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 6, 2018 @ 7:24am
Oct 6, 2018
Sep 15, 2018 @ 3:12am
Sep 15, 2018
Tree was cleared since my last time thru. Rain has soaked in and washed dust off the trail. The trail cleaning for the races has all the brush...
Sep 2, 2018 @ 4:36pm
Sep 2, 2018
Tree down across trail about a mile down from the C-Line C-1000 intersection. You can get around or up and over pretty easy. Might be able to...
Jul 8, 2018 @ 2:07am
Jul 8, 2018
more trail work clearing overgrowth near c line and c-1000 intersection. at least one other person has been out working on lower sections. Thanks!
Jun 30, 2018 @ 2:13pm
Jun 30, 2018
more trail work over the last 2 days, clearing thorny brush. The drop to the beaver pond and on to the C line is next on the list.
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Photos

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38 |
Oct 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Oct 25, 2017
Porter Trail, Montesano
67 |
Mar 12, 2017 @ 8:20pm
Mar 12, 2017
Porter Trail, Olympia
79 |
Sep 8, 2016 @ 5:43pm
Sep 8, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia
181 |
Jan 17, 2016 @ 6:48pm
Jan 17, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia

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Videos

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Snow Day
3:04 | 46 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
Upper Porter Trail
4:40 | 108 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
Trail Work Results
1:39 | 53 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
4:26 | 71 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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