Olympic Discovery Trail 2

Discover the Scenic Wonders of the Olympic Discovery Trail

Travels the upper reaches of both the East Peninsula, the more densely populated region, and West Peninsula a least populated with heavily forested with scenic views.

From Discovery Bay, Sequim Bay, and the S’Klallam Tribe with the 7 Cedar Casino.

The Dungeness Valley Inn is located just a short walking distance of five hundred feet from the access to the center of populated Olympic Discovery Trail. Walking or bicycling EAST a short way, you will discover the Dungeness River and the Railroad Bridge Park and Dungeness River Audubon Center.

Railroad Bridge Park, the heart of the Olympic Discovery Trail, features a restored historic railroad bridge, birding trails, fishing, bicycling and picnic facilities. The exhibits of the Dungeness River invite you to explore.

ODT- Trail through Hills

East of Olympic Discovery Trail

Continuing east along the Olympic Discovery Trail you reach Sequim. Sequim is one of the driest locations on the Olympic peninsula. The weather station at the Dungeness Light House on the Dungeness Spit, records an average rain fall of 16” per year. Seattle in comparison has approximately thirty-five “per year.

Cary Blake Park is on the ODT, and you find it as you leave Sequim on toward the John Wayne Marina and Sequim Bay. The John Wayne marina voted the best in the west for small marines. The John Wayne family donated twenty-two acres. Actor John Wayne frequented Sequim Bay waters aboard the family yacht, Wild Goose, and envisioned a marina. The marina features moorage, marine services, and restaurant.

WEST from the Dungeness Valley Inn

WEST from the Dungeness Valley Inn, you can stroll past Sequim Valley Airport and to Robin Hill Park. If you would like to take the ODT to Port Angeles, take your bike or rent a bike, it is about twenty-five miles, a bike is best. Just west of the Dungeness Valley Inn the ODT passes through a variety of regions, starting with the prairie-like rich farmland with a country environment. The trail transitions into a forested region with railroad bridges.

From Deer Park to Morris Creek, and down to the Strait of Juan de Fuca/ The trail continues for about four miles along the shoreline to downtown Port Angeles. Once you reach Port Angeles you can stop for lunch and or ice cream found on the dockside. Bicycling along the waterfront and to the Port Angeles Ediz Hook.