ElevationAscent: 70' 21 m
Descent: -695' -212 m
High: 1,299' 396 m
Low: 617' 188 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
“A popular flow trail with optional routes.”— Eric Ashley
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
A stump-pinch-point directly after the road crossing can be a bit unsettling. Fortunately the next few turns are level and will help you regain your composure before feeding into a steeper section. There is a less difficult route to the left, but most riders will opt for the steeps here. Either way, both routes come back together for a series of tight berms that give way to a winding path through the woods. The last optional route comes up quick with a steep roll to the left or a milder path to the right.
The bottom section of the trail gets noticeably level as it enters the clear cut. It can be difficult to keep up good speed, especially if you pushed your fitness higher up on the trail. The flatter grade is particularly noticeable on a few small tabletops which are under-appreciated because of the lack of speed. After the clearcut, Little Larch heads back into the woods for some rolling elevation and a few mild roots. This pedally section comes to an end on an eroded chute that ends near the road below.
History & Background
Local Club: Friends of Capitol Forest
May 1, 2019: Kaiser Bike Park Meeting Tomorrow
Apr 12, 2019: Olympia Bike Park Public Hearing: We Need You May 2nd!
Jan 8, 2019: Exciting Things Comimg In 2019
Land Manager: WA DNR