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Level: Intermediate
Length: 75 mi (120.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,377/ -1,410 ft
Total: 119 riders

Mountain Biking Capitol Forest

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#27 of 1,211 mountain bike trails in Washington
#1,666 in the world

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.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
ACCESS: Go south on I-5 to exit # 104 and take "HWY #8. In about 1.8 miles take the Black Lake exit and then turn left onto Black Lake Blvd. and cross under highway #8. Follow Black Lake Blvd. for about 4.3 miles and turn left onto Delphi Road and go about 2.1 miles and turn right onto Waddell Creek Road (this turn is easy to miss). Follow Waddell Creek Road and keep to the right at the first intersection. It helps to have a map of this area. At the end of the pavement keep left up the hill and follow the gravel to a left turn signed to Falls Creek. Drop down into the Sherman Valley area and falls Creek Campground is on the right just after crossing the bridge.
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