For hikers, bikers and other non-motorized adventurers, there is news from the Olympic Discovery Trail. Another mile west of Port Angeles has been completed. 18 volunteers helped turn more former railroad rails into smooth grade between 10th and 18th as they continue to Lower Elwha Road to meet the section being built by the Lower Elwha Tribe. So far, 40 of the 128 mile trail is be complete.
Currently the trail runs from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles to the Blyn just east of Sequim. The final goal of this ambitious project is the development of a non-motorized multi-use trail that will connect Port Townsend on the East, through Sequim, Port Angeles to Forks on the West coast.
Portions of the trail are located on the trail bed of a former train route that ran between Port Angeles and Port Townsend. Funding, design and construction of the first phase of the trail was received from the National Scenic Byway Program, the Washington State Department of Transportation, a Federal STEA program and the County. Private property owners also made generous donations of easements to extend the trail through their properties.
To download maps of the Olympic Discovery Trail, use this link for the eastern portion through Sequim: http://www.olympicbikeadventure.com/ODBA%20map%20east.pdf
Here is the link to the western portion through Port Angeles: http://www.olympicbikeadventure.com/ODBA%20map%20west.pdf