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The Capitol State Forest is a 91,650-acre (370.9 km2) state forest in Thurston and Grays Harbor counties of the U.S. state of Washington. It includes part of the unusual Mima Mounds geologic feature.

The Capitol State Forest is managed by Washington Department of Natural Resources. It is a multi-use forest with active logging operations and is open for off-road motorcycles, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. It is approximately bounded by U.S. Route 12 to the southwest, Interstate 5 to the east and State Route 8 to the north. It roughly contains the Black Hills. Topographical Relief - 600 ft (180 m) - 2,659ft -- 575 Miles of Gravel Road

Cities and towns near its borders include Olympia, Tumwater, Littlerock, Oakville, and McCleary.

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Coordinates: 47°00′00″N 123°10′01″W / 47.00°N 123.167°W / 47.00; -123.167


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Little Larch Mountain Trail 4-5-14. Capitol Forest, WA

thanks to all of those who have contributed to making LLMT as awesome as it is. took a ride after our work party this day while running slick tires during slippery wet weather, this is raw...

Mima Falls Trailhead - Capitol State Forest

The sounds of the nearby gun club in this part of Capitol State Forest, make it tough to recommend this hike to those seeking the quiet of nature.

2015 Capitol State Forest Gravel Haul

Multi BCHW Chapter and Organization Gravel Hauling, Capitol State Forest, March 28, 2015.

Capitol State Forest | Washington State | Kingquad 400

Part of the North Rim trail at Capitol State Forest in Washington State. GoPro Hero 3 mounted to chin of helmet using the vented helmet strap.

Capitol State Forest 4 Wheelies - 2014

I had a great time riding quads for the 1st time in over 20 years with a friend down south of Olympia, Wa... thanks for the loaner, JB!!!

Dirt Biking Capitol State Forest

My first ride in Capitol State Forest, Washington.

Whoops in Capitol State Forest - XT250

I went out to explore logging roads on the peninsula, and ended up spending all day on trails when I stumbled upon the Capitol State Forest. It was fantastic riding! This was near Waddell Creek,...

Nikon D7000 Self Filmed MTB Run Using Tripod - Capitol State Forest, WA

Punk run down the Little Larch trail filmed by myself with a Nikon D7000 on a tripod. Song is "Fix Me" by Black Flag.

Capitol State Forest Forage--Success!

Well, I didn't find the chanterelles I was looking for........but I did find Eric and Jax from Nomadic Fanatic! It was very cool to intersect my virtual life with my ACTUAL life. More hunting...

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2131 news items

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:12:08 -0700

VCB logo Capitol State Forest is located just five miles from downtown Olympia. I encourage you to take the short trek to explore one of the hidden natural gems of Thurston and Grays Harbor Counties. At 91,650 acres in size, Capitol State Forest is ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

These projects would restore over 400 acres in the Black River watershed, including 3 miles along the Black River and its tributaries Mima, Darlin and Dempsey creeks near Capitol State Forest. Restoration work would support 10 full time jobs and many ...

The Olympian

The Olympian
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:22:15 -0700

Horses, mules, all-terrain vehicles and human hands were all used Saturday to spruce up Capitol State Forest trails during the 10th annual Great Gravel Pack-In. About 150 volunteers from more than 20 clubs worked together to repair damage caused by ...

The Olympian

The Olympian
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:51:07 -0700

A Tacoma man was killed in a crash involving an off-road vehicle at Capitol State Forest in Thurston County. The Washington State Patrol was investigating the crash, which occurred Saturday afternoon about 2 miles from the Rock Candy Mountain entrance ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:26:40 -0700

capitol state forest map Elizabeth Eberle, one of three cartographers at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) who worked on the map, says the project was prompted by the need to update data. “Roads and trails had changed dramatically, including ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:44:51 -0700

Without question, it's not your typical work party to fix the trails at the Capitol State Forest. On March 29, about 200 people – an odd mix of riders on mountain bikes, quads, mules, and horses – will work together on the trails, moving about 10,000 ...
 
OregonLive.com
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:06:23 -0800

Newly released is an updated map of the Capitol State Forest, the landscape southwest of Olympia that offers a full range of trail sports, plus camping. It can be a great midway spot to meet Puget Sound friends for a weekend of mountain biking, or ...

ThurstonTalk

ThurstonTalk
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:47:07 -0700

color graphics logo A quick search through the ThurstonTalk archives and you will find quite a few stories highlighting the wide array of activities inside our precious Capitol State Forest. We have often covered events that showcase the forest as a ...
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