FAQ

FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers, as well a couple of answers to questions that haven’t been asked.

What is the Olympic Discovery Trail?

A combination combined-use path and on road route. From the shores of the Salish Sea in Port Townsend, the ODT dances through the forests and Trail Towns until it reaches its terminus 130 miles later in LaPush at the Pacific Ocean.

What is the Peninsula Trails Coalition?

Formed in 1987, the PTC is the all-volunteer nonprofit behind the creation and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Should I bring a camera?

It wouldn’t be the worst idea. In fact, if you capture a really nice high quality image, it could be featured on this website.

What might I see along the trail?

On the land you might see cute animals like deer, an awesome snow-capped mountain, lighthouse, or a beautiful rainbow over the sea. In the air you could see soaring eagles, a bi-plane tipping its wings as it flies by or a mystifying fog set over the landscape. Along the sea you might spot a porpoise, seal, otter, or interesting wooden or US Navy vessel or roaring surf. Of course our four Trail Towns are full of photographic opportunity. The Possibilities are endless!

What parts of the ODT includes a horse track?

Between Port Townsend and Blyn, horse track is provided from the Port Townsend city limits to the current end of the trail, and intended to be continued to Blyn. Horse trailers are accommodated at the Cape George trailhead.

Between Sequim and Port Angeles horses are allowed from the west side of the Dungeness River Bridge to east side of the Morse Creek Bridge, although there is not an adequate horse track from Lake Farm Rd to Morse Creek. Horse trailer parking and unloading is available at Robin Hill County Park.

To date, provisions west of Port Angeles are limited to the 25 mile Adventure Route, with limited unloading space at the trailheads at both ends.

Where do I send a check to help fund the next ODT trail project?

Our mailing address is:
Peninsula Trails Coalition
P.O. Box 1836
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Is this site secure?

Yes, this entire site is on the secure https encrypted protocol.

How about a list of key contacts?

Here you go!

General Inquiries
Submit Trail Alerts  Blocked or damaged trail?
Submit Trail News  What’s the story?
Become an ODT/PTC Volunteer
Event Leads Benefit the ODT?  Let’s do it!
Give to the Cause!  So many ways, big and small.
Be a Trail Sponsor Organizations, lend your support.
Join a Work Party!
Join a Trail Maintenance Team!
Submit Your Trail Photos!

PTC President
PTC Secretary
PTC Treasurer

PTC Jefferson County VP (vacant)
PTC East Clallam County VP
PTC West Clallam County VP

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
all-day Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Sep 23 all-day
Big HURT @ Olympic Adventure Route
Consisting of 4 race legs—mountain bike, kayak, road bike, and run—the event has had a number of distance and location configurations over the years. Teams or Individual Iron Competition
Sep
29
Fri
all-day Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
Sep 29 all-day
Dungeness River Festival @ Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, WA
The Dungeness River Festival, Friday, September 29, celebrates the gifts the River provides and inspires stewardship of this crucial resource. Events and activities will be held in Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in …
Oct
7
Sat
5:00 pm 3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent ... @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Ball and Silent Auction...for the ODT!! @ McCurdy Pavilion - Fort Worden SP
It’s a party for the ODT! Be sure to put this one on your calendar. In fact, you can go ahead and get tickets for the event right now! Click on the banner below to …
Nov
19
Sun
4:00 pm Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
The Peninsula Trails Coalition celebrates the dedication of the many volunteers who work for the organization and on the ODT. Food & beverages are provided and a drawing of prizes is held for attendees. Members …