13 miles
Distance
1,482 ft
Climb
-2,936 ft
Descent
01:35:17
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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
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
    01:35:17
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Porter Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2019 @ 5:21pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Overgrown vegetation. Cleaned from C-2050 crossing up to the Thurston creek crossing. Mowing clearcuts in the summer sun sucks :-) but what'ca...
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 5:31pm
      Jun 10, 2019
      A bit overgrown in spots. Easy to whack your foot or pedal on stump or rock. First time riding it. Traveled east to west. Pretty fun, especially...
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Rode the east part of the trail from Wedekind intersection to Porter Tie. Freshly cut (thanks FOCF), great ride.
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 40 miles avg distance
      All
      • 76 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 12:19pm
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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 12:19pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      42 |
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 5:38am
      Apr 18, 2019
      52 |
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 9:42pm
      Jan 30, 2019

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      Videos

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      Snow Day
      3:04 | 71 | Jan 29, 2017 , Olympia
      Upper Porter Trail
      4:40 | 162 | Sep 24, 2016 , Olympia
      Trail Work Results
      1:39 | 68 | May 13, 2016 , Olympia
      MP 3.5 on the Porter side.
      4:26 | 115 | May 7, 2016 , Olympia
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