Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (aka the OAT)
ElevationAscent: 3,796' 1,157 m
Descent: -3,595' -1,096 m
High: 1,448' 441 m
Low: 421' 128 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)
“Well-maintained singletrack from Hwy 112 near the Elwha River to Lake Crescent.”— Brian Smith
From the Living Room, continue west for more rolling hills and switchbacks, deep mossy forest, and views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, Canada, to the north. Around MP20, you'll cross a paved road, the Joyce-Piedmont road. At MP 21 you hit a gravel logging road; take a right, follow it all the way to the bottom of the hill, then turn left and continue on to Lake Crescent.
PARKING: The main eastern trailhead is next to the small parking turnout on Hwy 112 near the Elwha River, about 15 minutes west of Port Angeles. More parking (and portapotty) is available nearby off Dan Kelly Road (watch for the sign saying Olympic Discovery Trail/Adventure Route Equestrian Parking). Small parking area at MP 20, Joyce-Piedmont road.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed