13 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-2,936 ft
Descent
01:56:58
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
    No
  • Global Ranking
    #3307
  • 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 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
    01:56:58
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Status:
on Feb 5, 2018
Wet
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to porter-trail trailhead (46.948395, -123.194429)
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Porter Trail Trail Reports

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Feb 5, 2018 @ 5:35pm
Feb 5, 2018
cleared the trees, but the constant rain is not draining to well. every where I hiked in to work was muddy
Jan 28, 2018 @ 12:27pm
Jan 28, 2018
4 trees down in 3 spots, cleared as much as I could. pulled lots of branches off trail. Heading in next weekend with chainsaw to clear trees.
Nov 19, 2017 @ 5:12pm
Nov 19, 2017
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...
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Photos

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12 |
Oct 25, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Oct 25, 2017
Porter Trail, Montesano
35 |
Mar 12, 2017 @ 8:20pm
Mar 12, 2017
Porter Trail, Olympia
50 |
Sep 8, 2016 @ 5:43pm
Sep 8, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia
151 |
Jan 17, 2016 @ 6:48pm
Jan 17, 2016
Porter Trail, Olympia

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Videos

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Snow Day
3:04 | 37 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
Upper Porter Trail
4:40 | 76 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
Trail Work Results
1:39 | 35 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
4:26 | 44 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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