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Looking for some current information. I did go the capital forest website and look there, but thought I'd see out some opinions here.

I'm thinking of heading out to CF this weekend. I've never been there as I moved to the area last fall. From what I searched, back in '08 the recommendations were to camp at Fall Creek with plenty of riding from that campground. Would that still be a good recommendation? I have picked up that there is new logging going on and can't really make heads or tails what the impact is.

I plan on Camping Friday/Saturday nights and leave Sunday after a ride. Ideally, I'd park the truck and not have to move it once I get there.
 

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Fall creek is more of a parking lot, with a privy and as I recall no running water, but most of the trails will loop through there and it will give you the best access. The more popular camping sites are around the Mima Mounds areas, which are about 3-5 miles away from the Fall Creek access, but you can get there via the Mima mounds ( I think its called Mima Porter) trail.
 

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Stay at Fall Creek for the best multiple loop access camp spot. There is a day use parking lot but just prior to that is a proper camping area with sites/fire pits etc. Most of the areas in Capital don't have running water but there could be a hand pump around. I'd plan to bring what you need.
 

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Thanks.

I'll likely check out both. I'm fully self contained with a truck camper, so no worries about facilities. As along as I can find a relatively level spot to park, I'm okay.
 

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camp and ride refresh

I wanted to spark this thread and get some current info. We are heading from Portland to Redmond on Wednesday before Thanksgiving day and thinking about stopping off for a first time ride and then camping for a night in Capitol State Forest.

Are the trails in ok shape to ride? How do they hold up this time of year? What campground would you recommend? I've been reviewing http://www.capitolforest.com/ for tips but wanted some suggestions. It would be nice to be able to ride from camp.

Thanks,
Terry
 

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there is a good loop or two options right out of fall creek, this trail, number 8 I believe going up stays in some of the best shape during wet weather too. I rode it Friday actually. Greenline 6 down from the top is the super D, course which is in great shape generally.
 
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