The trail offers a number of activity options. West end of double-decked bridge over the Elwha River. Olympic Discovery Trail is the mission of the Peninsula Trails Coalition, a nonprofit founded in 1988. 6.6K likes. Part clear cut a few years ago, but most well treed. The Heart O’ the Forest is a 4-mile out and back hike through old-growth forest. Drew Zieff. Decades in the making, the Olympic Discovery Trail follows an old rail line on the Olympic Peninsula. Photo by:anita24 Olympic Discovery Trail. Paving the length of the trail and the Lyre River Trailhead parking area will complete the multi-year collaborative project. There are a lot of bicyclists, so it’s smart to be aware. Small parking area at MP 20, Joyce-Piedmont road. Olympic Discovery Trail. Trail near Blyn, WA. 130 mile paved multi-use trail from Port Townsend to Port Angeles & west. The Olympic National Park has leased five acres of Robin Hill Farm County Park to construct and maintain a plant propagation facility. West end of double-decked bridge over the Elwha River. The Olympic Discovery Trail, a combination of designated bike paths and shared roads, traverses 230 miles of lush, verdant farmland and forests, all while in the shadows of snow capped coastal mountains. The Olympic Discovery Trail and June Robinson Memorial Park will remain open for walking and biking the trail and for gardening respectively. ... Olympic Discovery Trail West Central - Lake and Foothills Section. The most scenic part is from the Rest area before Walmart going towards Port Angeles along the water out to Ediz Hook. Camp David Jr. Road will be closed to the public beyond the North Shore Picnic Area. James also praised the park’s Deputy Superintendent, Lee Taylor and Turecek for their contributions in securing grant funding. When complete and open to the public, the Spruce Railroad Trail will become a segment along the proposed 134-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, which will span the North Olympic Peninsula from south of Port Townsend to La Push. It goes through woods, farm fields, residential areas, alongside creeks, etc. (Port Angeles). Heart O’ Hills Trails. Small parking area at MP 20, Joyce-Piedmont road. The section of the Olympic Discovery Trail that is completed and paved does go from Port Townsend to Port Angeles. Out and Back Mileage: 0-50 miles Time: 0-8 hours. Like any 100+ mile trail, the rapid changes on the ground dictate that simply no online mapping resource can be solely relied on for navigation and/or safety. The final phase of work for the Spruce Railroad Trail Project at Lake Crescent is now complete. Photo by:anita24 Olympic Discovery Trail. Olympic Discovery Trail, Port Angeles, Washington. ... Olympic Discovery Trail West Central - Lake and Foothills Section. The final phase of work for the Spruce Railroad Trail Project at Lake Crescent is now complete. Drew Zieff. This is an unpaved section of the larger Olympic Discovery Trail which will eventually connect Port Townsend to La Push. The Olympic Discovery Trail gallops alongside the Park, providing a shady place for the trail user to rest. You can also drive to several parking areas located along the trail allowing you to explore different sections. This site has fantastic information on the trail, with detailed maps that divide the trail into four sections. PARKING: The main eastern trailhead is next to the small parking turnout on Hwy 112 near the Elwha River, about 15 minutes west of Port Angeles. The Olympic Discovery Trail, a combination of designated bike paths and shared roads, traverses 230 miles of lush, verdant farmland and forests, all while in the shadows of snow capped coastal mountains. Dogs are allowed on a leash, which also makes this trail a big plus for me. 3 Ways to Ride the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route A banked fern turn along the Adventure Route of the Olympic Discovery Trail. 7K likes. Trail near Blyn, WA. The trailhead is a few hundred yards south of Hwy 101 at milepost 112. (Closed on federal holidays.) More parking (and portapotty) is available nearby off Dan Kelly Road (watch for the sign saying Olympic Discovery Trail /Adventure Route Equestrian Parking). The Olympic Discovery Trail and June Robinson Memorial Park will remain open for walking and biking the trail and for gardening respectively. Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles to Sequim Bay State Park is a 26 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. PARKING: The main eastern trailhead is next to the small parking turnout on Hwy 112 near the Elwha River, about 15 minutes west of Port Angeles. If you were to walk the entire 126 miles, you’d visit 4 towns and 2 counties as well as Olympic National Park and Sequim Bay State Park, and you’d also … Jefferson Transit routes 1, 6A, 7, 8, 11B, and 2 service the start of the trail in Port Townsend. See http://www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com/side_trips/adventure_route.html It’s basically a bike path. If you were to walk the entire 126 miles, you’d visit 4 towns and 2 counties as well as Olympic National Park and Sequim Bay State Park, and you’d also … Approximately the first mile of this trail has been renovated and paved until you … For more biking adventures; head to Victoria on the Coho for the Galloping Goose Trail. This is a section of the much longer Olympic Discovery Trail. If your ideal ride is less than 25 miles, no worries: the Adventure Route is easily enjoyed as an out-and-back ride. Bicycle over 100 miles on this trail with the snow-capped Olympic Mountain Range to one side and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the other. Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles to Sequim Bay State Park is a 41.8 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. Gray said Thursday at the dedication that about 60-percent of the Olympic Discovery Trail was complete. James and I decided to do a 4 day, 3 night, bikepacking trip along the Olympic Discovery Trail taking the Olympic Adventure Route option where it … I hated it. Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles Waterfront, Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (OAT), Madison Creek to Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook, Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles to Sequim Bay State Park. You will need to clear customs, so remember you must have a passport or enhanced driver’s license. Definitely not hiking or pretty. Access begins at the trailhead on East Beach Road in Olympic National Park. Bicycle over 100 miles on this trail with the snow-capped Olympic Mountain Range to one side and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the other. You can also drive to several parking areas located along the trail allowing you to explore different sections. The best off-road running opportunity in Olympic NP. You can also meet up with the Klahhane Ridge trail by taking the Heather Park trail which climbs up over 3,000-feet. I live in the area, so I’ve learned I can get on the trail any number of places. Olympic Discovery Trail, Port Angeles, Washington. A new bridge opened in May to allow fish passage at Sequim Bay State Park. Rainy day but nice walk through forest. Today it is gradually being restored and upgraded for use as the Olympic Discovery Trail route. The route starts at the Sol Duc Road parking lot, following a 0.2-mile access trail to the paved Olympic Discovery Trail. Rode a large part of this trail over the weekend on a bicycle - it was fun, only crowded near the Dungeness bridge - people were very respectful, lots of shade, very flat over-all and a fun leisurely time. Photo by:anita24 Olympic Discovery Trail. Sequim is situated right in the center of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a 120-mile trail that stretches from Port Townsend to Port Angeles across the Olympic Peninsula. Uploaded: 6/29/2012. Olympic Discovery Trail. During construction, East Beach Road will be closed to the public at the intersection with Joyce-Piedmont Road. Having spent nearly two months taking walks from our home base in Edmonds, we … When opened to the public, the Spruce Railroad Trail will become part of the 134-mile Olympic Discovery Trail, which when complete, will stretch the width of the North Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to La Push. Small parking area at MP 20, Joyce-Piedmont road. PARKING: The main eastern trailhead is next to the small parking turnout on Hwy 112 near the Elwha River, about 15 minutes west of Port Angeles. A new 5-mile paved section of the Olympic Discovery trail is just 30 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington. Enjoy stellar views from waterfront lodging. Uploaded: 6/29/2012. Gray said Thursday at the dedication that about 60-percent of the Olympic Discovery Trail was complete. This site has fantastic information on the trail, with detailed maps that divide the trail into four sections. Info. PARKING: The main eastern trailhead is next to the small parking turnout on Hwy 112 near the Elwha River, about 15 minutes west of Port Angeles. There are several hikes from the Heart O’ Hills trailheads and camping area. PARK MAP. Varies. Asphalt and concrete the entire 13.2 miles we did. Just outside of the park and connected to the Spruce Railroad Trail is the Adventure Trail. If your ideal ride is less than 25 miles, no worries: the Adventure Route is easily enjoyed as an out-and-back ride. The section from PA to Rail Bridge Park over the … The first 3.5 miles are mostly uphill until the Living Room, where you're rewarded with a stout wooden bench and great views of the Bailey Range to the south. If you love to go biking this is the trail. More parking (and portapotty) is available nearby off Dan Kelly Road (watch for the sign saying Olympic Discovery Trail/Adventure Route Equestrian Parking). The OAT is point-to-point singletrack trail from Hwy 112 to Lake Crescent featuring long inclines and descents along the way. Enjoy stellar views from waterfront lodging. This is a nice trail that can be broken up into sections and completed as a series of afternoon (aka after work) hikes. Turning left at the junction, the trail climbs a series of tight switchbacks that are noticeably steeper than a railroad grade and arrives at Fairholm summit in 0.4 mile. Part of the trail is on sidewalks in front of houses. Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (OAT) is a 35.6 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Also check our trail alerts area and Facebook feed for the latest word from the Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Uploaded: 8/26/2020. the next day you can park elsewhere and walk a different section. Long story short, it's a nice, accessible trail with chances for wildlife sightings. Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles Waterfront, Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles to Sequim Bay State Park, Madison Creek to Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook, Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (OAT). As with most trails, the best part of this one is when I’m surrounded by trees. The best off-road running opportunity in Olympic NP. Info. Horses are also able to use this trail. About the Trail. ... Today the trail will take us south toward the beautiful shores of Olympic National Park’s Lake Crescent. Just outside of the park and connected to the Spruce Railroad Trail is the Adventure Trail. Today, the railroad grade is part of Olympic National Park and the Spruce Railroad Trail is a piece of the planned 135-mile long Olympic Discovery Trail which will eventually connect Port Townsend to La Push, from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean. Mrs the discovery route of the Olympic discovery trail and it's pretty awesome. The trail improvements were part of a multi-year collaborative project to establish the entire 10-mile length of the Olympic Discovery Trail section on the north shore of Lake Crescent as a universally accessible, multipurpose trail to be shared by hikers, bicyclists, equestrians, and people traveling in … I took the Black Ball Ferry, Coho from Victoria BC to Port Angeles WA (PA) and cycled 32 miles round-trip along the paved, Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). About the Trail. It's a great outing for a family or group of friends. 1. Decades in the making, the Olympic Discovery Trail follows an old rail line on the Olympic Peninsula. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Don’t let this stop you from learning what you can and having some fun though! Camp David Jr. Road will be closed to the public beyond the North Shore Picnic Area. Turning left at the junction, the trail climbs a series of tight switchbacks that are noticeably steeper than a railroad grade and arrives at Fairholm summit in 0.4 mile. The Adventure Route is being built by Clallam County volunteers as an adjunct to the Olympic Discovery Trail. A train mural along the trail close to Sequim State Park. Olympic Discovery Trail also provides a good sampling of what there is to see and do on the Olympic Peninsula. Olympic Discovery Trail. The bulletin board [9] has a detailed map of the trail system. Today, the railroad grade is part of Olympic National Park and the Spruce Railroad Trail is a piece of the planned 135-mile long Olympic Discovery Trail which will eventually connect Port Townsend to La Push, from Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean.