12.6 miles
Distance
799 ft
Climb
-2,287 ft
Descent
01:27:42
Avg time

Porter Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Capitol Forest
    Olympia, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #43547 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Porter Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,488 ft
  • Altitude min
    404 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,106 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,892 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -40.6%
  • Grade min
    35.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:27:42
  • Avg reverse time
    02:31:41
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on Jul 18, 2022
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Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Porter Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 18, 2022 @ 8:10am
      Jul 18, 2022
      Quick report from yesterday. Did the Porter to the Peak Loop early -- saw only 1 other rider in the 32 miles. Tons going up around noon though...
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 7:31am
      Jun 21, 2022
      mostly clear with a couple downed trees mid way. slightly overgrown but still worth the ride.
      Jun 14, 2022 @ 11:58am
      Jun 14, 2022
      As of 12 June 2022, Rode the upper 5 miles and was perfect conditions other than one medium sized tree down across trail, blocking trail, easy...
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 6:04am
      Apr 23, 2022
      Quite a few trees down from recent weather. You can get around all of them off the bike. I spent 1/2 hour pitching branches off the trail. 2 new...
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 1:32pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      Tree down, easy enough to get over, but be careful on the climb
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
      All
      • 214 rides
      • Last: Aug 6, 2022

      Photos

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      Jun 24, 2022 @ 5:33pm
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      Jun 24, 2022 @ 5:33pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      86 |
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Jul 24, 2021

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      Videos

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      Snow Day
      3:04 | 114 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 259 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
      Trail Work Results
      1:39 | 114 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
      MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
      4:26 | 186 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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