Capitol Peak Trail

HARD 16 reviews
#5 of 14 trails in

Capitol Peak Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Olympia, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

off road driving

forest

views

rocky

scramble

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.

8 months ago

Terrible, trail is a rocky creek bed, not marked, a lot of off road motorcycles- not fun, but a nice view next to the 7 cell phone towers.

8 months ago

You're walking in a working forest so you will see logging trucks and equipment going by. Capital Forest is a great area for 4X4s and such but not so much for hiking.

off road driving
Monday, May 23, 2016

Another trail not properly designated. This is a heavily traveled motorcycle atv trail along with all other use. The most challenging trail on the property. The 3/4 mile long grunt trail is aptly named that intersects this trail. The view at the top includes baker, rainier, Adams, St. Helens, Stewart and the olympics. You can literally drive most of the way up to the top, see the big radio towers on the satellite map.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Not a family friendly trail. Mountain bikers, dirt bikers (motorized), gun shots going off, and cougar sightings.
Take extreme caution on the trail with children.
Also make sure you download the maps because cross sections of the trail are not well-marked and you may lose all cellular service.

off road driving
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This is a great place for riding Quads!! Although there are a lot of gravel logging roads throughout, it is mainly used for atv and dirtbike riding. The view from the top of Rock Candy Mt. is beautiful, you can see lakes, the puget sound, and on a very clear day you can see downtown Seattle. Definitely a must see, not much for hiking though, and like others say during the week watch out for logging trucks.

Friday, August 01, 2014

would have been nice if it wasn't for the gravel dump trucks speeding down the hill, plus I had my 2 year old daughter so we just took off. not safe to use trail with children while the trucks are working.

scenic driving
Saturday, August 03, 2013

The drive in was beautiful (although it was mostly gravel road). I was disappointed that there were no clear trailheads and parking. We ended up driving to the top, looked around, and went home.

walking
Friday, July 26, 2013

loved it the view from the peak is beautiful. we had a picnic @ the top & enjoyed the view

hiking
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hiking
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4 months ago

scenic driving
9 months ago

hiking
Monday, June 19, 2017

hiking
Sunday, August 05, 2012

hiking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012