West End

This 41.6 mile long section is all on US, State and County paved roads except for the last 1.5 miles, which are paved trail to the Pacific beaches.

This section is not appropriate for hiking or equestrian users and is defined primarily for bicyclists who want to follow the ODT route to the Pacific. At the Pacific end, side trails lead to Third and Second Beaches shortly before arriving at First Beach and LaPush. Alternatively, users may stay on State Hwy 110 instead of turning onto LaPush Rd, cross the Quillayute River, and go to Mora Campground and Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park.

The city of Forks is the only large town west of Port Angeles. It can be reached on US Hwy 101 one mile south of the intersection with Hwy 110. The land slopes uniformly to the west, dropping 1100 ft in 41 miles.

A number of rivers find their way from the Olympics to the sea through this area: the Sol Duc, Calawah, and Bogachiel, which join into the Quillayute River just before reaching LaPush, and further south: the Hoh, Queets, and Quinault Rivers. Pacific moisture rising over the Olympics creates the rain forests and feeds the rivers. The Quileute Indian Tribe has their reservation, including LaPush, at the mouth of the Quillayute River. We have them to them to thank for the 1.3 miles of wide, paved trail ending ODT at the ocean.

Access Points

1. Mount Muller Trailhead. 31.8 Miles west of Port Angeles on Hwy 101. North of Hwy 101 on FS 2918. Parking, Requires crossing Hwy 101 on FS 2918 to access the Olympic Discovery Trail.
2. Camp Creek Trailhead. 36.3 miles west of Port Angeles on Hwy 101, South of Hwy 101 on Cooper Ranch Rd. Parking, toilets, picnic area.

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 …