What To Do And See In Capitol State Forest

The Capitol State Forest is an amazing area for recreation and exploration in Washington. The state forest covers more than 110,000 acres and offers many hiking trails, recreation areas, and events. It’s also not far away from Surfcrest Resort. Enjoy the Washington Coast beaches and be close enough to drive to and from Capitol State Forest in one day. Continue reading to learn more about what you can do and see in Capitol State Forest.

What Is The Capitol State Forest?

Capitol State Forest is a recreation area and a timber-producing forest. One of the most popular activities in Capitol State Forest is hiking. The forest is also open for off-road motorcycles, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Where Is Capitol State Forest?

It’s located southwest of Olympia in the Black Hills of Grays Harbor and Thurston counties.

What Can I Do There?

One of the most popular activities is hiking. The McLane Creek and Fall Creek trail systems are two of the more popular hiking trails. If you are looking for an easy hike, there is a low-effort trail, such as Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.

Or, if you would rather explore the park via horseback, some trails are perfect for those with equestrian interests, such as Margaret McKenny Trail and Mima Falls Trailhead

If you want to go fast and get dirty, take your ORV to the Middle Waddell Trailhead, Porter Creek, or Rock Candy Trailhead

Keep an eye on the area’s events. Capitol State Forest hosts several events throughout the year, such as marathons and biking events. 

Explore One of the Best Natural Sites In Washington

Capital State Forest is a great place to hike or take stunning photos in Washington. Spend your afternoon in the state forest, drive back to Copalis Beach, and lounge at Surfcrest Resort. Our resort is uniquely situated on Copalis Beach along the pristine Washington Coast, a mere 15-minute drive from Ocean Shores Beach and Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. The casual Northwest seaside resort is nestled into 26 acres of private oceanfront property with access to miles of sandy beaches, dune trails, and Conner Creek. This beautiful freshwater creek flows through the property. Relax, unwind, and discover Surfcrest Resort today by booking directly on our website or calling 360-289-2157.

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