Rock Candy Mountain Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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Rock Candy Mountain Trail is a 31.4 mile loop trail located near Olympia, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
31.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6348 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 days ago

Fun trail with many choices of distance. Some terrain suited more for dirt bikes, due to large gravel. Dirt bikes not an issue, you can hear them coming and have plenty of time to move off trail to give them room.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

6/17/17 - Trail was very rocky, muddy, wet, and huge puddles. Very rough terrain to walk on foot. They need to split the trail. Half for feet half for wheels. This trail isn't very safe to have both at the same time. Great trail if you're on wheels, awful for feet. We won't be returning.

hiking
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trail running
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11 months ago

trail is super lumpy. Lots of boulders under some dust. hard on the feet and ankles but still a decent trail. slight elevation gain but nothing a healthy person couldn't handle. expect more motorized traffic than actual foot traffic.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

you can keep a good fast pace hike on the ascent and decent. The dirt bikes were really no bother since you can hear them a long ways away.

Monday, July 11, 2016

off road driving
Monday, May 23, 2016

This is a nice trail in a much larger trail system designated for motorized use from May to December. I have ridden this trail, and many parts of it connected with other trails, on my dirt bike. Not particularly challenging but a good ride. I don't understand why anyone would want to hike it during motorized use time frame. And to Miss Zieber, you should be able to hear any motorcycle coming your way from a half mile distance, plenty of time to get off the trail and let them pass. Not to mention the entire southern half (south of C-line) of the forest trails which are non motorized use only.

Monday, May 23, 2016

This is really primarily an off road trail for motorcycles. Not exactly scenic for a hiker. One of my favorite trails for my 350 husqvarna enduro bike. Probably a great mtn bike trail too.

hiking
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Great area for all types of out door fun. Stuck mostly to the North Rim trail and have explored most of it both on foot and on a quad. Lots of different options and varying terrain.

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Had a lot of fun. First time. Was able to buy the parking pass via easily posted 1 (866) 320-9933. $11 for one day, $35 for the year. No brainier. I grab the $35 for training in this mountain for my next ultra. (You will need it if you really want to know this MT. There are a lot of crossroads. So like those before me warned...stay directionally conscious. I Hope to to the 30 mile loop in the next 30-45 days.


I tried to post pictures and will hope to post more signage to help the next go round for anyone.

Really awesome first 2.5 miles listening to flowing water, and that transcends to really nice wind through the mountains.

Enjoy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Good easy hike from the parking lot, very pretty. Kids and I hiked 2.5 miles up with the dogs off leash. Didn't come across a single soul. Alot of little creeks. 5 yr old made the whole hike. Just be careful, this trail is multi-use half the year, it's a little unnerving knowing you're hiking with motorized users. :/