Olympic Discovery Trail: Foothills & Lakes (West Central)

A mostly paved trail across the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula intended for non-motorized use including walking, bicycling, and horseback riding. This 32-mile section of the trail runs from Port Angeles across the Elwha River, across the coastal lowlands, and along the north shore of Lake Crescent to the top of Fairholm Hill on US 101 at its intersection with Sol Duc Hot Springs Road.


  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking, Trail Running, Urban Adventure
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 31.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,750 ft
  • 1,250 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic Discovery Trail
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Port Angeles No. 103
  • Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101
  • Green Trails Joyce No. 102
  • see Land Manager

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  • Olympic Discovery Trail: Foothills & Lakes
  • Olympic Discovery Trail: West Central
  • Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles
  • Olympic Discovery Trail: Elwha River
  • Olympic Discovery Trail: Joyce
  • Olympic Discovery Trail: Lake Crescent
  • Spruce Railroad Trail and Sol Duc Falls Loop

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