- Trail Description:
- Road (maintained), Trail (ORV)
- Best During:
- April to October
- Trip Distance:
- 18 miles
- Ride Time:
- 3 to 5 hours
- Elevation Gain:
- 1,759 feet
- Overall Rating:
- Elevation 900 feet. Continue west on the B-Line road for .7 miles.
- Turn right onto road C-4000 heads up hill to the left. Follow this road for the next 7 miles where it reaches the short access road to Capitol Peak Summit.
- Three roads branch out. Turn left onto the middle road which leads .3 miles to the summit.
- Reach Capitol Peak Summit (2,659 feet). Enjoy views of Puget Sound, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and the Pacific Ocean. After a lunch break find the path on the east side and decend a short distance where you will pick up the ORV trail.
- Trail crosses road C-4000. Cross the road and continue on trail #30 on the other side.
- Trail #30 reaches the Mt. Molly-Porter Trail #3. Turn right onto trail #3 and traverse around Larch Mountain.
- Trail crossses road C-4000. Pick up trail on the other side. In the next few feet you will pass a trail going right. Stay left on trail #3.
- Turn right on trail #20 leaving trail #3.
- Trail crosses road C-5000. Continue on trail.
- Trail crosses road C-4700. The next section of trail decends quickly down a series of fun switchbacks.
- Cross road. Pick up trail on other side to the left.
- Pass trail going right. Stay left.
- Reach B-Line road and, in a short distance, the parking area.
Department of Natural Resources
Central Area Office
1405 Rush Road
Chehalis, WA 98532
(800) 527-3305 (Select the Central Area Office from the phone menu options)
Mountain Bike Resource - Trails - Capitol Peak 2 Ride Summary
Capitol Forest's 91,000 acres are covered by two trail systems, both are open to mountain bikes. The northern system made up of off-road vehicle (ORV) trails. The southern system is made up of hiker and horse trails. The loop described here is road up and trail down. Like the other two Capitol Forest loops (Capitol Peak 1 and Rock Candy) this ride can be altered any way you want. You may want to stick with these loops until you are comfortable with the area. Be aware that all trails are closed to mountain bikes during the wet winter months, usually between November 1st and March 31st. Dates vary depending on weather conditions so make sure to check with MBR before heading out in the late Fall or early Spring.
Directions To Trailhead
Turn onto Hwy 101 form I-5 (exit #104 in Olympia) and drive west for 5.6 miles. Where 101 veers right continue on Hwy 8 to the left. In 4.5 miles turn left into the Rock Candy Mountain Enterance. The road will divide twice, stay right both times. In 1.9 miles form the enterance park in the designated lot on the right.
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