10.3 miles
Distance
575 ft
Climb
-82 ft
Descent
01:23:45
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Olympic Discovery
    Port Angeles, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #47346 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15464 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Year Opened
    2020

The final phase of work for the Spruce Railroad Trail Project at Lake Crescent is now complete. The trail improvements were part of a multi-year collaborative project to establish the entire 10-mile length of the Olympic Discovery Trail section on the north shore of Lake Crescent as a universally accessible, multipurpose trail to be shared by hikers, bicyclists, equestrians, and people traveling in wheelchairs. The Spruce Railroad Trail Project was a partnership between Clallam County and Olympic National Park. Federal Highway Administration staff provided construction management and general contract oversight.

It provides bicyclists a non-motorized route around the lake so they do not have to travel on busy Highway 101. The Peninsula Trails Coalition (PTC), as the spearheading organization for the completion of the Olympic Discovery Trail, has advocated for and supported the project since its beginning.

The Spruce Railroad Trail follows the historic railroad grade of the Spruce Railroad, built in 1918 to harvest and transport aircraft-quality spruce for biplanes in World War I. The railroad was almost complete in the fall of 1918, but the end of World War I that November meant the end of the operation and no Sitka spruce were ever processed at the local mills for biplanes.

Today, the railroad grade is part of Olympic National Park and the Spruce Railroad Trail is a piece of the planned 135-mile long Olympic Discovery Trail which will eventually connect Port Townsend to La Push—Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Spruce Railroad - Olympic Discovery Section multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    492 ft
  • Altitude min
    588 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,111 ft
  • Altitude start
    619 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,112 ft
  • Grade
    0.9%
  • Grade max
    -10.5%
  • Grade min
    9.2%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:23:45
  • Avg reverse time
    03:38:45
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      Spruce Railroad... Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2020 @ 8:17am
      Dec 3, 2020
      reporter The Spruce Railroad trail is OPEN! Time to ride!
      May 24, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      May 24, 2020
      The entire Spruce RR Trail is closed until November 2020 for construction. Closure signs at both trailheads.
      Nov 9, 2019 @ 11:50am
      Nov 9, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 9:44pm
      Aug 15, 2018
      Trail has reopened. Expect new closures this fall, currently planned for October. Trail construction will continue (on and off) until 2019, when...
      May 28, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      May 28, 2018
      WARNING to all riders: Starting March 1, 2018, one mile of the trail will be closed on the west end from Camp David Jr. Rd Trailhead for the...
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      • 40 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Jun 23, 2024

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