23 miles
Distance
4,219 ft
Climb
-3,870 ft
Descent
02:38:13
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Olympic Discovery (West Central) Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Port Angeles
    Port Angeles, Washington
  • AKA
    Olympic Adventure Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #3942

This is the Olympic Adventure Route (OAR), a 25 mile alternative to the paved, rail grade ODT route between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. It is designed for mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. It has 25 miles of double and single track riding over very scenic, hilly, forested terrain. The trail is entirely off road except the last 4 miles on the west end, which is on old RR grade along the Lyre River and shared with logging access.
The climbs are gentle and smooth, the downhills are fast and flowy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Olympic Discovery (West Central) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    349 ft
  • Altitude min
    322 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,447 ft
  • Altitude start
    322 ft
  • Altitude end
    671 ft
  • Grade
    0.287%
  • Grade max
    -52.809%
  • Grade min
    66.237%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    02:38:13
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to olympic-discovery-west-central trailhead (48.105846, -123.562885)
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Olympic... Trail Reports

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Oct 18, 2018 @ 11:26am
2 days
2nd hand reports confirm that logging has taken place around MP7. The trail through that section is pretty much gone and more logging may continue.
Aug 26, 2018 @ 2:51am
Aug 26, 2018
Logging started 8/13/2018. You can only ride maybe 5-6 miles before the trail is closed because of the logging. Not sure how far trail is closed....
Jun 3, 2018 @ 6:15pm
Jun 3, 2018
Just did an out and back to The Living Room. Even though it rained for most of today, the trail was in great shape, had a great time both up and...
Aug 8, 2017 @ 2:29pm
Aug 8, 2017
West gravel road section is dry and dusty. Single track section is dry. Fun single track. Trail signage is good other than road crossing between...
Jul 24, 2017 @ 12:08am
Jul 24, 2017
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Gruvn (May 29, 2018 at 16:10)
 Beautiful and well maintained trail. Should be considered for IMBA Epic.
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  • + 2
flag FogeyStogey (2 days ago)
 Buttery smooth goodness, nary a root or rock to be found. This is a great beginner ride (except for the distance) as there are no steep climbs, the trail is wide and has nothing technical. Since this is a multi use trail, watch out for horses and horse poop.
Most mountain bikers would rate this a green.
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  • + 2
flag FogeyStogey (2 days ago)
 Since the last 4 miles are gravel road, another option is to end the ride at the Joyce-Piedmont road crossing. There is a small parking area just south of the crossing.
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