Olympic Discovery Trail: Olympic Adventure Route

A trail for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding that runs adjacent to the Olympic Discovery Trail. It starts near the Elwha River and ends at the Spruce Railroad Trailhead at Lake Crescent. There are many options for loop trips along this trail in addition to traveling its entire length.

The Olympic Adventure Route (OAR) has been built by Clallam County volunteers as an adjunct to the Olympic Discovery Trail. It is built for active mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. It has 25 miles of double and single track riding over very scenic, hilly, forested terrain. It is a very well-constructed, well-drained, well-maintained, 3 ft wide packed earth trail. The trail is entirely off road except the last 4 miles on the west end, which end which is on old RR grade along the Lyre River and shared with logging access.

from Olympic Discovery Trail


  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 1,400 ft
  • see Land Manager
  • Green Trails Joyce No. 102
  • Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101

Upcoming Activities

Bikepack - Olympic Discovery Trail: Olympic Adventure Route

Bikepacking Trip
Let's do the OAT and come back on the ODT! This will be a 2-day
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Oct 23, 2021 - Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants
Registration closes Oct 21
Tacoma Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Olympic Adventure Route
  • Olympic Adventure Route: Elwha Valley Overlook
  • Olympic Adventure Route: Olympic Skyline
  • Olympic Adventure Route: Lake Sutherland, High Divide
  • Olympic Adventure Route: Lake Crescent

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