Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop

Tumwater, Washington

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This trail is especially nice for riders moving into the intermediate mountain biking skill level. Rolling along the Capitol State Forest’s hillsides, the loop is fast, fun, and nontechnical. With a variety of side trails to explore, you can tailor the mileage of this ride to suit any time or fitness constraints.
Mountain Biking Washington

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Mountain Biking Washington

by Amy & Mark Poffenbarger (Falcon Guides)

This trail is especially nice for riders moving into the intermediate mountain biking skill level. Rolling along the Capitol State Forest’s hillsides, the loop is fast, fun, and nontechnical. With a variety of side trails to explore, you can tailor the mileage of this ride to suit any time or fitness constraints.

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Activity Type: Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Tumwater
Distance: 21.2
Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 to 4.5 hours
Season: Best in late spring, summer, and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 250 feet
Top Elevation: 1,500 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources
Local Maps: USGS Littlerock
Driving Directions: Directions to Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

7/5/2008
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I rated this trail as a 4 star trail more so for beginners than for intermediate riders. My fiance and I just returned and this was her first actual mountain bike trail. There was several places with a lot of mud, and it was raining, which I thought made the trail even more fun to ride. My fiance made it through the trail just fine with a few problems on the steep inclines, the hills kept coming. Overall this was a very fun ride, yet instead of taking the full 21 mile journey we actually turned right onto trail 10 off of trail 8 which is pretty much straight up hill till you reach trail greenline 6. All together the trail took us for a 7 mile ride which was a wonderful start for a beginner. The views were awesome, and the scenery was amazing. We are looking forward to hitting this trail again in the near future.



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