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Day Hike - Little Larch Mountain

Easy weekday hike through Capitol Forest near Olympia.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 750 ft
  • Pace: 1.7


This is an easy winter hike on a small loop trail through the Capitol Forest near Olympia.  You are driving on a gravel road once you get to the border of the Capitol Forest.


Little Larch Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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