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Level: Intermediate
Length: 26 mi (41.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +638/502 ft
Total: 42 riders
 

Mountain Biking Adventure Route Segment Of The Odt

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#842 of 1,206 mountain bike trails in Washington
#12371 in the world

This is an outstanding 22 mile long forested singletrack trail connecting the west side of Port Angeles to Lake Crescent. It is currently a segment of the larger 60 mile long Olympic Discovery Trail. While not technically difficult it requires stamina to ride for extended distances on the trail. The trail is quite scenic, with views into the Olympic Mountains, Mount Olympus, Lake Aldwell, Salt Creek and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is a flow trail where grades average eight percent or less with quick downhill runs, switchbacks and excellent dry running surface. You should be prepared with water, tools and pepper spray (in case of cougar encounters).

The map below only includes the trail up to its intersection with Joyce-Piedmont Road. From there, it is either possible to bomb the road down to Lake Crescent or continue the trail towards the Lyre River to reach Lake Crescent via singletrack.

First added by richj_mtbrider on Jul 29, 2020. Last updated Jul 29, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
Drive to Port Angeles on US 101, drive through Port Angeles towards Forks and 4 miles west of Port Angeles turn right onto SR 112 towards Joyce. Once on SR 112 you drive 1.5 miles to trailhead beside SR 112 just west of the Elwha River Bridge crossing. Look for wooden entrance sign and kiosk with trail map on left side of the road. You can access the west end of the trail from the center of the Joyce Piedmont Road just south of the Joyce Crescent School or farther west at the Spruce Railroad Trail trailhead on Lake Crescent where you would ride back to the east across the Lyre River bridge and turn south up the Lyre River gravel road for 3 miles to intersect the west end of the singletrack trail.
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  • Jbiking8
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    It's well worth it as long as it's clear for the views. ..I give the views a 5. We started at Crescent Lake (spruce railroad trail) and followed the Dnr roads until it broke off into a single track trail that hugged the side of the mountain with killer views of the straight of Juan De fuca. Made it to mile marker 17 and turned back ..I give the trails a 3.5 gradual up and downs easy to fallow..All in all great work out and fun ride. ..

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  • malva
    *****

    Sweet buttery singletrack with lots of switchbacks. Loved every minute of it! Saw a Cougar in the trail....so be careful and carry pepper spray just in case. Beautiful scenery and very fun! The trails are very well mantained, marked but I didn't see a map of the trails.

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  • richj_mtbrider
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    The Adventure Route is one of the best mountain bike trails in Washington. It is long, fast, fun, scenic and travels through wild country. Check out the route on the olympicdiscoverytrail.com web site.

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