The Olypic Adventure Trail - Trail, Port Angeles, Washington

The Olypic Adventure Trail - Trail, Port Angeles, Washington

DESCRIPTION

24.5 miles each way on an out and back trail. Starting on the east end of the trail, near the Elwha river begin with a three mile climb that gains about 900 feet vertical, all on easy but entertaining singletrack. From there, a fire road carries you down for about 3 miles (that are very mucky this time of year) to a short, climbing and switchbacked singletrack off to th right of the fireroad. After this section commences a long-ish but fairly gentle fire road climb leading to an abandoned gravel pit and anoth mile and a half of fun, climbing singletrack. At the top of this singletrack, turn round and ride back for a 16 mile loop. Well maintained trails most of the back, with the majority be downhill singletrack. Iy you are feeling more adventurous, continue west toward the Lyre river though some tough singletrack and road climbs, with a 5 mile section of twisty singletrack (mostly)descent depositing you on a fire road 3 miles from the finish.
Not too technical, but physical a bit challenging, and some of the most beautiful riding and views that the PNW has to offer.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 02, 2010]
MOMBA
Weekend Warrior

GREAT RIDE!!!

A bit of a climb up the first three miles but the trail is so beautifully maintained it's not an overly tough roll, and the decent make it all worthwhile.

The first mile gets you up on a hump to a clearing that gives way to a little taste of downhill before climbing back up two more miles through few of gentle switchbacks of fir and basalt boulders. Two well built skinny bridges along the way, both taking approximately 30 degree angles, aren't so skinny that non technical advanced riders couldn't negotiate them. With that all said, this is a great ride for the medium experienced "weekend warrior types" to expert riders, those with at least a modicum of technical skill, who are able to negotiate switchbacks, and don't freak over skinny trails cut into steep sloping hillsides i.e. no how to play the mind game and pick a line. A buddy of mine asked me about bringing kids on this trail, and though not overly technical, it's a climb, at times arduous, and younger riders would definitely need guidance, or at least kept a close eye on through some of the steeper areas. We only rode have the trail this time, entering from just across the Elwa bridge by Joyce. Our next attack will be from the lake Crescent side.

Customer Service

Either from the Elwa Bridge location by Joyce, or the Log Cabin Resort area on lake Crescent.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 02, 2009]
hairysemi
Weekend Warrior

The above description was accurate. There has been a new section of singletrack added, starting at mile point 4.6 and leading into a pre-exisiting section of single track. Thus, the first fire road section mentioned above is now only about a mile and a half long.

The trail is not too technical, but is a good workout. I prefer to start at the West end (near the Lyre River) when doing the whole trail, about 25 miles. The section from HWY 112 and in about 8 miles is a good out and back.

The trail is generally well-maintained and a lot of fun to ride.

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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