Olympic Discovery Trail | The Olympic Peninsula, WA

Olympic Discovery Trail

From the charming seaside town of Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean at La Push, the 130-mile Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) offers a year-round route for adventurers who want to experience the North Olympic Peninsula on bike, horseback or foot. More than half the trail is dedicated to non-motorized use. About 90 miles of the ODT are complete, but it is possible to travel from Port Townsend to La Push at current time by using a combination of complete trail segments and existing roads.

Pick one of the trail regions or cover all four. Wind through farms, fields and and historic towns. Traverse rivers, rails and ravines. And take in the splendor the Olympic Peninsula offers—the snowcapped Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca shoreline, peaceful lakes and forested foothills. There’s easy trail access at multiple points, and Olympic Peninsula attractions, dining and lodging are usually just a short side trip away.

Trails For Every Trailblazer

A 28-mile stretch from Blyn to Port Angeles, presents hikers and bikers with a variety of experiences—from a New England-style covered bridge, which is actually a repurposed rampway from an old ferry terminal, to a 200-acre forest research farm and the Dungeness River Interpretive Center. This is only a sampling of what can be discovered. The four trail regions from East to West include:

  1. East End
  2. East Central
  3. West Central
  4. West End

Forest Route

Looking for a little something extra? Hit the Olympic Adventure Route, a 25-mile off-road alternative to the paved Olympic Discovery Trail route between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. Mountain bikers and equestrians give rave reviews.