Delightful and a little unexpected, Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim follows an historic rail line that is now an iconic part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The park’s centerpiece is a rare wooden-truss bridge that spans more than 730 feet across the scenic Dungeness River.
The bridge’s journey from rail to trail began in 1915. The bridge was constructed by the Milwaukee Road and was in service into the 1980s, transporting passengers and timber across the Dungeness River from Port Townsend to Port Angeles and west to connect with logging railroads.
Railroad Bridge Park also features riverside trails, picnic tables and the Dungeness River Audubon Center. The interpretive center features 500 mounted bird species and year-round programs for the whole family, including Wednesday morning bird walks. The free walks are a wonderful way to experience the park through the eyes of an expert.
Whether you’re seeking a unique destination or the ideal respite on your Olympic Discovery Trail hiking, biking or walking adventure, make time to experience Railroad Bridge Park.