The Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) encompasses about 126 miles between the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The trail travels eastwest the width of the Olympic Peninsula between Port Angeles and the Pacific Ocean at La Push, home to the Quileute Native Peoples. As of autumn 2011, roughly 40 miles of the paved ODT are complete.
The Olympic Discovery Trail is a continuation of the Iron Horse State Park Trail
and the John Wayne Pioneer Trail
. The ODT also forms a significant portion of several larger trails, including Senator Patty Murray's proposed Olympic Peninsula Loop Trail and the Seattle-Vancouver-Victoria-Port Angeles to Seattle Loop.
Part of the ODT will follow the corridor of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The trail passes along tribal lands and incorporates historical sites of interest, as well as providing scenic views of the mountains and the sea.
The River and Prairie Section of the Olympic Discovery Trail travels 26.4 miles between western Blyn and Port Angeles. Begin at Corriea Road at the western terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail East - Sound and Bay Section
. The trail continues to N. Blake Avenue in Sequim, where there's a short on-road segment west on E. Fir St. to north on Sequim Avenue to a west turn again on West Hendrickson Road. From here the trail continues all the way to Port Angeles city pier.
To continue west on the Olympic Discovery Trail, travel on the Olympic Discovery Trail West Central - Lake and Foothills Section
, which carries on along the Port Angeles Waterfront Trail.
Parking and Trail Access
There are 6 access points along the trail in this section:
Sequim Bay State Park on US Hwy 101, 3 miles east of Sequim; parking, camping, restrooms, showers, beaches.
Carrie Blake City Park on Blake Ave at Fir St; parking, restrooms, water, picnic areas
Railroad Bridge Park on the west end of Hendrickson Rd; parking, restrooms, water, river walks, wildlife exhibit, picnic areas
Robin Hill County Park on Pinnell Rd just west of Vautier Rd; parking, restrooms, picnic areas, trails
Morse Creek trailhead on Straitview Dr just north of Hwy 101; parking, restrooms
Port Angeles City Pier on Lincoln St at W. Front St; parking, restrooms, water, tourist info center, shopping and restaurants, transportation center
Bike Week in Port Angeles August 2012
Amtrak from Portland to Seattle with my bike and Dungeness Bus to Port Angeles for a week of biking the area. Warmed up on 2nd day on first 8 miles of Olympic Discovery trail along P.A. waterfront and on to Ediz Hook beaches. Day 3 on Spruce railroad ...
Olympic Discovery Trail Starting at Blyn
We rode this trail (myself, wife and 8 year old) for the first time yesterday (24 July, 2011). We started from the
Jamestown S'Klallam tribal center in Blyn with the intention of riding for a total of 30 miles. Overall I was impressed with the trail ...
TRIKES ON THE TRAIL - The trail around Sequim
I'm new to Rail to Trail rides so I'm not sure of the Rating system. I gave it a 4 because I liked it, my wife liked it and we plan to return often. East of Sequim the trail is hilly but not overly so. West of Sequim it was flat as far as we went (We ...