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Best trails in Capitol State Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Capitol State Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 32 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Capitol State Forest ranging from 1.2 to 39.6 miles and from 242 to 2,660 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mima Falls East Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
A Discovery Pass is required to enter Capitol State Forest. Off-road vehicle users and horse-back riders can use Capitol State Forest Trails from May 1 - November 30 only. This Mima Falls Trail connShow more
#2 - Mima Falls Loop
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Mima Falls Loop is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is acShow more
#3 - McLane Creek Woods Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 56 m
A Discovery Pass is required to enter Capitol State Forest. Note: Parts of this trail is ADA accessible.Show more
#4 - Porter Creek Falls
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 58 m
Porter Creek Falls is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Elma, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking,Show more
#5 - Lost Valley Trail and McKenny Trail Loop
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
Please note that this trail was reported closed due to logging as of 6/29/2020, please check with Capitol State Forest before hiking. A Discovery Pass is required to enter Capitol State Forest. OffShow more
#6 - Mima Mounds Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
A Discover Pass is required to enter the Capitol State Forest. Mima Mounds are a natural prairie land of puzzling mounds that have baffled scientist and geologists for years. They are definitely worShow more
#7 - Mima Falls Trail and McKenny Trail Loop from Margaret McKenny Campground
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
Mima Falls Trail and McKenny Trail Loop from Margaret McKenny Campground is a 13.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a great forest setting and is raShow more
#8 - Rock Candy Mountain Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 30.4 mi
A Discovery Pass is required to enter Capitol State Forest. Off-road vehicle users and horseback riders can use Capitol State Forest Trails from May 1 - November 30 only.Show more
#9 - North Rim Trail to Rock Candy Mountain East Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Please note that this is a shared-use trail between motor vehicles and foot traffic for a majority of the year. Off-road vehicle users and horse-back riders can use Capitol State Forest Trails from MaShow more
#10 - Equine Loop from Margaret KcKenny Campground via McKenny Trail
Capitol State Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
A Discovery Pass is required to enter Capitol State Forest. Off-road vehicle riders and horseback riders may use the Capitol State Forest trails from May 1 - November 30 only.Show more
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