West End

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.

Download the ODT West Map

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

Jan
18
Fri
7:00 pm Adventure Travel Series – Nina P... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Adventure Travel Series – Nina P... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Adventure Travel Series – Nina Pitts @ Port Angeles Senior Center
“I Walked 65 Miles for My 65th Birthday on the Olympic Discovery Trail” Nina Pitts turns 65 and celebrates by taking a, four day, 65 mile walk on the ODT. Follow along with her as …
Jan
25
Fri
7:00 pm Adventure Travel Series – Garth ... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Adventure Travel Series – Garth ... @ Port Angeles Senior Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm
Adventure Travel Series – Garth Schmeck @ Port Angeles Senior Center
“Mountain Biking the Ho Chi Minh in Laos with Rebecca Rusch” As a follow-up to the award winning film “Blood Road” by Red Bull Media, Rebecca Rusch created a return Expedition to Laos. She is …
Feb
2
Sat
9:00 am Run The Peninsula- “Elwha River ... @ Lower Elwha River Bridge
Run The Peninsula- “Elwha River ... @ Lower Elwha River Bridge
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am
Run The Peninsula- "Elwha River Bridge 5K / 10K" @ Lower Elwha River Bridge
“Run The Peninsula” Run The Peninsula – “Elwha River Bridge 5K / 10K” — First event of a new five race series that supports the ODT – Go to Run the Peninsula – Elwha Bridge …
Feb
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
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peninsula Trails Coalition Monthly Board of Directors Meeting.  Public welcome to attend.Olympic Discovery Trail