331 Things to Do – #5 Walk & Roll

Bike, run or leisurely walk from downtown Port Angeles on over 70 miles of paved pathway along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The Olympic Discovery Trail, a mostly paved path for biking, walking and running, extends from Port Townsend to Forks. Cruise by coastlines, rivers, streams, sapphire lakes and backwoods beaches. From downtown Port Angeles (start at the Red Lion Hotel) pedal out to Ediz Hook for sea, city, and mountain vistas.

You can opt to stay on the 70+ miles of paved trail, or take the “adventure route” up the hill from downtown Port Angeles for an off-road ride to the Elwha River and Lake Crescent on 26-miles of sinewy single and double-track trails. A somewhat secret, Port Angeles’ massive trail system and mild climate is made for mountain biking. Don’t miss the annual NW Cup downhill MTB race, or the Ride the Hurricane road cycling event for a stunning car-free ride through the Olympic National Park.