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

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
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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 …