Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop

Tumwater, Washington 98512

Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop

Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Capitol State Forest –Lost Valley Loop Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,250 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
3.5 to 4.5 hours
Best in late spring, summer, and fall
250 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,500 feet
Top Elevation
Department of Natural Resources
Local Contacts
USGS Littlerock
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018