Mt Molly Loop

Littlerock, Washington

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The 8.3-mile Mt. Molly Loop is in the northern half of the Capitol State Forest. Locals consider this ride one of the area's easier outings, but in our opinion, it is difficult. The route follows singletrack trails for over 6 miles and ends with paved and gravel roads. Challenges and thrills are commonplace on this route. There is a lot of climbing, but most of it is moderately difficult to easy. The really steep stuff comes in short bursts, adding up to about one mile of strenuous climbing. There are some nice downhills, rolling terrain, and level stretches too. The circuit includes ditchlike conditions, deep ruts, mud holes, big rocks, roots, and howling motorcycles. Plan on getting lost; take a compass and the best map you can get your hands on.
Mountain Bike! Washington

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Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

The 8.3-mile Mt. Molly Loop is in the northern half of the Capitol State Forest. Locals consider this ride one of the area's easier outings, but in our opinion, it is difficult. The route follows singletrack trails for over 6 miles and ends with paved and gravel roads. Challenges and thrills are commonplace on this route. There is a lot of climbing, but most of it is moderately difficult to easy.

The really steep stuff comes in short bursts, adding up to about one mile of strenuous climbing. There are some nice downhills, rolling terrain, and level stretches too. The circuit includes ditchlike conditions, deep ruts, mud holes, big rocks, roots, and howling motorcycles. Plan on getting lost; take a compass and the best map you can get your hands on.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Littlerock
Distance: 8.3
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Early fall is best. Off-road vehicle use is heaviest on summer weekends.
Trailhead Elevation: 180 feet
Top Elevation: 880 feet
Local Contacts: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Southwest Region, 800-527-3305
Local Maps: USGS 7.5: Littlerock. Check bike shops in Olympia for maps and directions.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mt. Molly Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

10/7/2000
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I found this trail annoyingly ripped up by motorcycles and logging. I'd avoid it for awhile until they can get it back in decent shape. A large section was closed due to lodding and you were diverted to a gravel road (YUCK)



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Apr 2018