12.6 miles
Distance
799 ft
Climb
-2,287 ft
Descent
01:34:48
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
    #4688 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 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
    01:34:48
  • Avg reverse time
    03:32:51
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Porter Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2021 @ 8:52am
      Jul 3, 2021
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 11:00pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Decent shape, overgrown in several spots lower down. There are several sections of hike-a-bike due to recently completed logging.
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 12:00pm
      Mar 28, 2021
      Section of Porter (2.5 miles) is closed due to logging between C-line/C1000 and C1000/B-0400. This section can be bypassed via C1000. There are...
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 7:24pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      Snow the first 1.5 miles. We came in at the tie and hiked a bike for a bit in the snow. There are a few trees down about 5 miles in and you can...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 6:21am
      Jul 20, 2020
      Several overgrown sections in the middle.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 156 rides
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      Photos

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      4 |
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      2 days
      2 |
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      2 days
      110 |
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 12:19pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      105 |
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 12:19pm
      Jun 3, 2019

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      Videos

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      Snow Day
      3:04 | 98 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 227 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
      Trail Work Results
      1:39 | 94 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
      MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
      4:26 | 158 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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