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

May
10
Thu
6:30 pm PTC Annual Members Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
PTC Annual Members Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PTC Annual Members Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Annual PTC Members Meeting.  Email sent to members in advance, with attending speakers.
Jun
13
Wed
5:30 pm PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Rainforest Arts Center - Forks
PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Rainforest Arts Center - Forks
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Members will receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.
Jul
11
Wed
6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Monthly Peninsula Trails Coalition BoD Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.
Aug
8
Wed
5:30 pm PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Community Center - Port Townsend
PTC Board Meeting | Open House :... @ Community Center - Port Townsend
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Open House from 5:30 to 6:30. Board Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30. Members will receive email notice with special Speakers or Agenda items.