Capitol Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
****
3.91 out of 5
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Intermediate
75
miles

Singletrack
↑ 4,500 ft
↓ 4,600 ft

Loop
2:39
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
The trail goes both ways. The easiest ride is towards Camp Wedekind. There are a couple of rough sections but this is mostly an easy grade. The upper end close to Camp Wedekind is on an old narrow gauge railroad bed. To the east the trail east starts out across the road/creek from Falls Creek CG. The trail should be signed. The trail does a loop. To the left it is steeper and gains elevation through a bunch of switchbacks. To the right it follows along the river for a couple miles before hooking to the left and climbing gently through a creek bottom. It curves more to the left until it tops the ridge above Falls Creek CG and drops down into the valley via the switchbacks you encounter immediately if you turned left instead of right. On this loop is another interconnecting loop to Margaret McKinney Campground.



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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (4)
System Trails (4)
Mima Creek
Lost Valley
Porter trail
Wedekind Trail
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Trailblazer


March 13, 2017
cthurston Trailblazer  
 
Review: Porter Trail. Nice, a few wet spots but hardly any mud. lots of pine needles. snow at the 2100 trail so had to go down the road a bit and cut in through the clear cut.

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Trailblazer


November 9, 2016
cthurston Trailblazer  
 
Review: Most of the trail is getting a good pack, but when you come to a muddy spot, it's muddy.....

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Bunny Hop

July 16, 2016
MrStClair Bunny Hop  
 
Review: So, the directions on google maps is wrong. While driving up to he Capital Forest road I got to a point where it told me to turn right where there was no right turn. I continued straight instead and never found a trailhead. The road took me to hwy 12 where google maps found the road again and then directed me to a private road. I just gave up and drove back home. Now I am sad, because from all of the great reviews it sound like a great ride.

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Granny Gear

September 30, 2015
John Fuher Granny Gear  
 
Review: Went to the peak, this is now my second trip. My usual ride is Sylvia Lake area. I wanted to ride a certain trail in capital forest. I was told that there was a good technical trail called green line # 6, from the peak down to the green line tie, then to the C-line and back on Crestline to the parking area. This is probably one of the most fun areas I have ridden in a while. I would really recommend this trail. When getting back to my truck, from that incredible ride, I saw a couple of guys going up this other road. I asked them where it led and they said it went to the peak trail. Hey, if you think that green line # 6 was fun try this one. You drop-off in back of the radio towers, down some great single track, then out to the road, turn hard right, down the twin peaks trail to the divided trail South. Watch out for the occasional motor bikes coming up the trail. The first main road you come to will be the c-7000, go up it and you're back to your rig. Again, this is a real fun and fast line. I would recommend both these trails to anyone. You too, would have your own controlled or out of control roller-coaster ride. Ride safe and have lots of fun.

Similar Trail: None

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Singletrack


August 24, 2015
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
 
Review: This will very quickly become one of my favorite trails. Great place to put in long XC miles but has the downhills to make your day exciting and to give a reward for all of the hard work that you put in while climbing. Great views

Similar Trail: Jake/Bull Mtn, GA

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Bunny Hop

July 5, 2015
 
Review: Outstanding conditions! Well groomed trail.
(Be aware that there is a closure on the Porter trail for logging.)

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Granny Gear

December 26, 2014
k9wizard Granny Gear  
 
Review: Capital Forest has some great trails...best ones not listed yet :-). Avoid going when its rainey...sticky mud

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Bunny Hop

May 10, 2014
AKArky Bunny Hop  
 
Review: great trails and getting better all the time thanks to local bike clubs.

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Bunny Hop

June 1, 2013
jseagrove Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trails when dry. Gets really muddy after it rains. Watch out for horses and hikers. Green line is a great down hill trail.

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Gramcounter

July 24, 2011
kpmeder Gramcounter  
 
Review: South area of Capitol Forest is non-motorized, North end allows ATVS. Trails are swooping, sweet singletrack, Climbs and downhills are moderate. Can be muddy after rains. Multi user traffic.

Similar Trail: Tahuya State Forest, Banner Forest. Fort Lewis system.

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Capitol Forest MTB Trail 3.91 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 18 user reviews.
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