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Capitol State Forest

Monday, December 01, 2014
Alt Names Waddell Creek, Sherman Valley Road, Mount Molly, Little March Mountain, Middle Waddell Loop, Noski Creek, Camp Four Creek, Potosi Creek, Sunbeam Creek, Rock Candy Trailhead, Rock Candy Mountain, Perry Creek, Beatty Creek, Stony Creek, Swift Creek, North Rim Trail, Molly Porter Trail, Capitol Peak, Buck Ridge, North Fork Porter Creek, Swan Creek, Bozy Creek, Kennedy Creek, Capitol Forest, Capitol State Forest Trail System
Last Known Status Closed For Season
DESCRIPTION

This large area offers about 100 miles of trails open to motorized use. The northern half is set aside for OHV use and the southern half is open to hiking, horseback and mountain bike riding. The trails can be slippery and muddy however they are well maintained by various clubs. Nearby Straddeline ORV Park offers camping and direct trail access.

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LOCATION
Nearest City Olympia, WA
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From: Olympia, WA
1) Take US-101 north 5.5 miles
2) Turn left (west) on SR-8, continue 4.7 miles
3) Turn left (SE) on Rock Candy Mountain Road, continue about 20 yards
4) Staging area is on the right (west).
TYPE OF AREA
Area Trail
Land State Forest
QUALITY
Rating Rating    Very Good    
Recommended Stay Full Day
TERRAIN
Square Miles 150
Miles Of Trail 100
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 550 to 2000 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard Pack The trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has no dust on typical days.None
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has some steep hills.Some
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Small Jumps This trail has few small jumps.Few
Large Jumps This trail has no large jumps.None
Berms The trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel Pits This state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single Track This state forest has many single track trails.Many
Roads This state forest has few roads.Few
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Rider Traffic The state forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
Shade This state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has some expert terrain.Some
REGULATIONS
Permit Required Yes WA ORV Tab and Washington Discover Pass**
Dates Open May 1 - November 30
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (105 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Some Areas
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Some Areas
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Some Areas
Helmets Required Yes
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding No
Cross Country Prohibited stay on the trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet recommends that all riders obtain motorcycle insurance or ATV / UTV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted.
Comment **A Discover Pass is not required on any vehicle with a current ORV permit/tab but is required for the street-legal vehicle that is used to transport the ORV. The trailer does not need a pass.
FEES
Parking Yes ($11.50)
One Day Discover Pass Fee
Entry ($0.00)
Riding ($0.00)
Camping
Tent: $0.00
RV: $0.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Comment Annual Discover Pass - $35
KEY SERVICES
First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (W) Mark Reed Hospital (360) 495-3244
Gasoline Gasoline 5-20 Miles (W) Shell (360) 495-4697
Diesel Diesel 5-20 Miles (W) Shell (360) 495-4697
Potable Water Water On Site Middle Waddell Campground
RV Hookups RV Hookup 5-20 Miles (SW) Elma RV Park (360) 482-4053
RV Dump Station RV Disposal 1-5 Miles (W) Straddleline ORV Park (360) 495-3054
Primitive Camping Campground On Site Middle Waddell Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store 5-20 Miles (W) Gordon Select Market (360) 495-3647
Swimming Swim Area 5-20 Miles (SE) Kenneydell Park
Body of Water Water Body On Site Perry Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp 1-5 Miles (N) Summit Lake Boat Ramp
CONTACTS
Contact Info Washington DNR - South Puget Sound Region
(360) 902-1679
philip.wolff@dnr.wa.gov
www.dnr.wa.gov
Contact Info Capitol Forest Washington
webmaster@capitolforest.com
www.capitolforest.com
Contact Info WA ORV Sticker Info
apps.leg.wa.gov
Contact Info Washington Discover Pass
(866) 320-9933
licensing@dfw.wa.gov
www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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Capitol State Forest Trail

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Capitol State Forest Trail

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Capitol State Forest Trail

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OHV at Capitol State Forest Trail

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