Olympic Discovery Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Olympic Discovery Trail is a 138.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Townsend, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
138.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7273 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

bugs

muddy

over grown

washed out

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The ODT is mostly a bicycle and walking trail that will eventually be paved. At the moment there are many gravel sections but mostly you will be on roads. In many ways the ODT is a major highway for non-motorized travelers, spanning the entire peninsula.

hiking
1 day ago

mountain biking
26 days ago

Don't believe the map! The off-road trail along the west side of discovery bay isn't finished. But it'll ne great once it is completed!

walking
4 months ago

This is one of my favorite places to walk in Port Townsend. At this end, the trail runs along the shore for a little over a mile. Eagles, herons, otters & seals are often seen. In Spring, wildflowers put on a great show as do many species of nesting birds (swallows & goldfinch are my favorite). In fall, blackberries are abundant. There are also a naval munitions depot & a paper mill nearby to remind you this is not paradise.

7 months ago

the stench along the trail heading west is pretty bad.

road biking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

road biking
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, and Lake Crescent this trail is very nice for biking, walking, and running. The plan is to have a paved trail across the Olympic Peninsula (130 miles).

I do a lot of bicycle touring and this is going to be a great route to take when done. At the moment you do have to ride on roads some of which are gravel. I prefer gravel to paved paths but I am a huge advocate for us cyclist to have our own road system.