Capitol Peak

A 17-mile loop in Capitol State Forest near Olympia. Capitol Peak is the second highest summit in the Black Hills and the views from the peak are fantastic. The trail is well kept with generally gradual grades and includes many bridges and typical Northwest scenery. The trail is open to hikers, bikes, horses and dogs.

getting there

Take the Black Lake Blvd exit off of US 101, turn left at the light and drive 3.5 miles  where the road becomes 62nd Ave SW. Continue 0.7 mile, turn left onto Delphi Rd SW, and in 2.1 miles bear right onto Waddell Creek Rd SW. In 2.7 miles, continue straight on Sherman Valley Rd. In 1.3 miles, it becomes the C-Line Road. Drive for 2.5 miles, turn left onto Road C-6000, and continue 1.8 miles to its end and the Fall Creek Trailhead (550 ft).

  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • 2,659 ft
  • WA DNR Capitol State Forest
  • Red Marker
    46.938506, -123.130086
    46.9385062277 -123.130086369
  • Red Marker
    46.973080, -123.138318
    46.973079681 -123.138318037

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