Larch Mountain

Olympia, Washington

2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars
1 Review
2 out of 5
This route takes a logging road to the summit. There is rarely traffic on the road. You can forget about the worries of motor bike encounters on a narrow trail, yet still enjoy all the views of the trail routes. From Interstate 5 at Olympia, take Exit 104 west onto U.S. Highway 101. Go 10.7 miles just past milepost 17 and turn left onto State Route 8. There is a low sign pointing south to Rock Candy Mountain and north to Summit Lake. Head south and enter the off-road vehicle trailhead area on the B-Line Road. Park here for a 17-mile run that includes the road referenced for the 7-mile run. For the 7-mile run, continue on the road to a powerline junction after the road narrows about 1.5 miles from the ORV parking.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

DESCRIPTION FROM:

50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

This route takes a logging road to the summit. There is rarely traffic on the road. You can forget about the worries of motor bike encounters on a narrow trail, yet still enjoy all the views of the trail routes.

From Interstate 5 at Olympia, take Exit 104 west onto U.S. Highway 101. Go 10.7 miles just past milepost 17 and turn left onto State Route 8. There is a low sign pointing south to Rock Candy Mountain and north to Summit Lake. Head south and enter the off-road vehicle trailhead area on the B-Line Road. Park here for a 17-mile run that includes the road referenced for the 7-mile run. For the 7-mile run, continue on the road to a powerline junction after the road narrows about 1.5 miles
from the ORV parking.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Olympia
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources
Local Maps: Department of Natural Resources Capitol State Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Larch Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

2/12/2007
0

The directions to the trailhead are very difficult to follow. We actually could not find the trailhead and kept backtracking until we found another trail (Rocky Candy Mtn) and instead took that one. It may have not been the fault of the posting but that the trails here were not wellmarked.



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

Apr 2018