This section is 41.6 miles in length, with most of the western half along paved two-lane roadways. 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.
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.