Olympic Adventure Route

The Olympic Adventure Route (OAR) is a 25 mile alternative to the paved, rail grade ODT route between the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. It was built by the Clallam County Sheriff’s Chain Gang under the direction of Sgt. Jon Beltrami, and by the Thursday Crew of Clallam County volunteers under the direction of Lorrie Mittmann and Jim Mantor. 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.

Segments and Access Points

Elwha Valley Overlook

The east entrance trailhead can be found on the west side of Hwy 112, just ¼ mile past the Hwy 112 Elwha River Bridge. The parking area accommodates 10 cars. This segment covers 7.2 miles to the Eden Valley Rd crossing.

Olympic Skyline

This section extends 5.2 miles from Eden Valley Rd to the Joyce Access Rd crossing, which has limited roadside parking.

Lake Sutherland, High Divide Views

This section covers 7.6 miles from the Joyce Access Rd to the paved Joyce-Piedmont Rd crossing. There is parking for cars along the road near the trail crossing.

Lake Crescent Descent

This section covers 5 miles from the Joyce-Piedmont crossing, following the Lyre River to Lake Crescent. It ends at the Olympic National Park East Beach Trailhead with parking and Olympic Discovery Trail Access. This trailhead can be reached from Hwy 101 via East Beach Rd just past Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent.

Use and Parking Fees

There are no use fees for the Trail, or parking fees at the above access points, with one exception. Parking along the DNR owned Joyce Access Rd where it crosses the trail may require a DNR parking pass.

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Wed
6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Members will receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.
Jan
5
Fri
7:00 pm Adventure Travel Series – Ken & ... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Adventure Travel Series – Ken & ... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm
Adventure Travel Series - Ken & Mary Campbell @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Planning Your Safari to Photograph East Africa’s Incredible Wildlife by Ken & Mary Campbell January 5th, 2018 Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street Doors Open at 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm. Suggested $5 …
Jan
12
Fri
5:49 pm Adventure Travel Series – John G... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Adventure Travel Series – John G... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 12 @ 5:49 pm
Adventure Travel Series - John Gussman @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Before Drones I was Tied to the Earth By John Gussman January 12th, 2018 Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. 7th Street Doors Open at 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm. Suggested $5 donation at the …