Family friendly trail just a ferry ride away.

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The Olympic Discovery Trail is one of the best family day rides you’ll find in our area.  Load the bikes, park at Keystone, and roll your rigs onto the ferry.  Once you’re in Port Townsend you can ride as far as you like on this wonderful trail.

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Make this ride a family outing.  Start the kids out with some long haul rides close to home, and set the stage for a life long love of biking and fun.

Have a couple of family members who just won’t pedal?  No problem.  Family members and friends who won’t, don’t or can’t ride can hang out in Port Townsend while you enjoy the wilds of the trail.  Port Townsend is a hot bed of good things to do.  Have them check out the Wooden Boat Foundation,  or see a movie at The Rose, or just shop and eat.  Visit the PTguide site >here.

NOW LET’S RIDE 

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The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses approximately 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in Port Townsend and spans approximately 130 miles east to west, ending on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed to multi user standards for bicyclists, hikers, and disabled users, with a 4’ shoulder for equestrians where appropriate.

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The trail begins at the Port Townsend waterfront in the boatyard, a great place to ride with the kids.

Once you’re off the ferry take a left and ride along Hwy 20 to the Safeway signal.  At Safeway take a left into the boat yard.  Stop for breakfast at the Blue Moose (>yelp reviews) for a seriously delicious meal it’ll be in the boat yard up on your left.

hist_ls04Towards the water in the boat yard toilets are available at the beginning of the trail.  THERE is also a place to park your vehicle if you brought it. Designated the Larry Scott Trail, after a local founder, this segment of the trail follows the old railroad grade, past the Port Townsend paper mill, and under Hwy 20 toward the Cape George Trailhead. Parking, horse-trailer parking, water, and toilet are available here too.

Click the pic below for a printable map

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The trail then winds through rural areas and a valley toward the Discovery Bay Golf Course, its current end, about 6.1 miles from the Boat Haven. From here, cyclists and pedestrians can turn right on S. Discovery Rd. and continue about 2 miles to the Four Corners intersection with Hwy 20. Caution: This temporary route is a very narrow road with no or very narrow shoulders. From Four Corners, the temporary route continues on Hwy 20 (see next segment page, ODT 2) to the intersection with US Hwy 101 at the tip of Discovery Bay.

Whether you arrive by bike, car, plane, or ferry, come and spend one day riding a great trail for fun.

Trouble with your bike around Port Townsend – No problem.  Check out the bike shops available to you.

Broken Spoke – (360) 379-1295 – 835 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98386 – Winter hours: Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 11am-4pm / Closed Wednesday

PT Cyclery – (360) 385-6470 – 252 Tyler Street – Port Townsend, WA. 98368 – Summer Hours: 9am to 6pm Monday-Saturday / Closed Sunday. Winter Hours: 12 Noon to 6PM Tuesday-Saturday / Closed Sunday

Broken Spoke – (360) 379-1295 – 835 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA. 98386 – Winter hours: Monday thru Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 11am-4pm / Closed Wednesday

The Recyclery – (360) 643-1755 – 1925 Blaine St. Port Townsend, WA. 98386 – New & used bikes, parts and accessories and operate a full-service repair shop.

RIDE WITH HELMETS ~ HAVE FUN ~ START’M YOUNG

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HERE COMES MAY – NATIONAL BIKE MONTH

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