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Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (aka the OAT)

Intermediate

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25.9 mile 41.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,796' 1,157 m
Descent: -3,595' -1,096 m
High: 1,448' 441 m
Low: 421' 128 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Well-maintained singletrack from Hwy 112 near the Elwha River to Lake Crescent.

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Officially called the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route, locals call this point-to-point trail the OAT. It's a 25-mile point-to-point singletrack trail from Hwy 112 to Lake Crescent featuring long inclines and descents along the way. The first 3.5 miles are mostly uphill until the Living Room, where you're rewarded with a stout wooden bench and great views of the Bailey Range to the south.

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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Oct 5, 2019
Joe Luis
Aug 7, 2019
Jason Mann
May 30, 2019
Amy Boos
May 12, 2019
J G
Sweet ride. Trails were very well maintained. 25.9mi
Sep 29, 2018
Bryan Foster
Jul 10, 2018
tyler whelan
26mi
Jul 4, 2018
Eric Cardella
Rode to Lake Crescent and back for a nice overnight. 50mi — 24h 00m
Jul 3, 2018
Nate Zgnilec

Trail Ratings

  4.9 from 16 votes

#1

in Port Angeles

#222

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  4.9 from 16 votes
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#1

in Port Angeles

#1

in Washington

#222

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Photos

View from the top of the first climb.
Dec 24, 2017 near Port An…, WA
A rider carefully navigates a creek crossing on the OAT.
Nov 30, 2016 near Port An…, WA
The OAT is perfectly manicured in many sections.
Dec 1, 2016 near Port An…, WA
The "Living Room" on the OAT provides a great view of Mount Carrie in the distance.
Nov 30, 2016 near Port An…, WA
Top of first climb.
Dec 24, 2017 near Port An…, WA
The OAT offers visitors a great taste of classic Pacific Northwest singletrack.
Nov 30, 2016 near Port An…, WA

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