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

Sep
12
Wed
6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Monthly Peninsula Trails Coalition BoD Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.
Oct
10
Wed
6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
PTC Board Meeting – Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PTC Board Meeting - Port Angeles @ Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles
Monthly Peninsula Trails Coalition BoD Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.
Oct
14
Sun
3:00 pm Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration... @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration... @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual PTC Volunteer Celebration - 30 YEARS! @ Jamestown S'Klallam Community Center
The Peninsula Trails Coalition celebrates 30 YEARS! Food & beverages are provided and a drawing of prizes is held for attendees. Members will receive email notice with special guest speakers and other agenda items.
Nov
14
Wed
6:30 pm PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PTC Board Meeting : Sequim @ Dungeness River Center
Monthly Peninsula Trails Coalition BoD Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.