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Capitol State Forest - Porter Trail

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia
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Length

26.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 2050 ft.

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The Capitol State Forest – Porter Trail is 13 miles long, so you can take a long hike through the forest or turn around whenever you please. Along the way, you will find wetlands, railroad grades, native plants and even a lovely view of the Chehalis River Valley.

 

Capitol State Forest - Porter Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9774, -123.2575 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

Urban Trails - Olympia (Craig Romano - Mountaineers Books

Capitol State Forest Recreation and Trails Map PDF: https://bit.ly/1PpWHwq

Getting There

To reach the trailhead, drive Highway 12 west to Porter Creek Road, which goes right through the small town of Porter. Red's Hop N'Market which also serves as the post office is located near the right turn onto Porter Creek Road.

Continue on Porter Creek Road for about 0.34 mile, then, at the intersection, continue straight onto B-line Road. After about 0.6 mile, the Porter Creek Campground will be on the left.

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Capitol State Forest - Porter Trail

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