Capitol Peak

Olympia, Washington 98512

Capitol Peak

Capitol Peak Professional Review and Guide

"On a clear day you can see from the ocean to the mountains, including Mount Olympus, Mount Baker, Mount Rainier, and Mount Adams. The sweeping views are a highlight of this run. This trail starts at Wedekind Picnic Area and follows the ridge to Capitol Peak, offering outstanding views at several points along the way.

Go up Porter Creek Road across from the picnic area and turn right onto Trail 30 in a few hundred feet. Follow this for 0.3 mile until you come to a set of signs. One of them is the Greenline 6 Trail. Turn right onto Greenline 6 (A) and follow this trail almost to the peak. (We turned left and had a very nice 4-mile diversion.) The trail is well maintained, well marked, and runnable. It follows the gently rolling ridge
through grass, salal, and huckleberry brush. Basalt rocks poke through the soil."

Capitol Peak Reviews

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The drive up to the trail was pretty simple to follow, but all the way up I began to realize that this wasn't really "hiking" country because every mile or so I would pass ATV's or recreational gun shooters. This made me a bit uneasy. Also, as I approached the trail head is was clearly not well taken care of as there were bullet shells, cases of broken beer bottles and much more. I ended up sticking to the roadways just to get a little fresh air, but that was it. Until this place gets cleaned up... I would not suggest it

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,550 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Department of Natural Resources
Local Contacts
Department of Natural Resources Capitol State Forest
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018