This week’s featured ride from MTB Project is southwest of Olympia and is called the Capitol State Forest’s “signature ride,” linking intermediate and advanced trails. This particular 16-mile ride covers everything from steep, loose climbs to fast, flowy downhill and everything in between. Greenline #6, the black-diamond trail, features sections known as The Luge, Roots of Fury and Tokyo Drift.
Greenline #6 can easily be shuttled and the more difficult Crestline Trail can be skipped by riding the dirt roads. There are so many options in this loop and in Capitol State Forest itself that you can customize your ride to your day. According to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, the forest has 166 miles of riding available (50 percent singletrack, 50 percent fire road). Most of the riding is classified as cross-country style.
Photos courtesy of MTB Project