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Mixed Surface Bike Routes

The Mixed Surface route category covers all routes that have some combination of paved and dirt or gravel surface. On routes designated “mixed surface,” be ready to ride over some combination of paved roads, loose gravel, dirt, or sand, and hard-packed dirt or gravel, all in a single route.

Mixed surface routes don’t include paths or trails that would otherwise be classified as mountain bike routes. A mountain bike trail might intersect or connect with this type of route and offer another option, but it won’t be an integral or unavoidable part of it.

The best set of two wheels for these routes is a super-versatile bike that’s at home on various surfaces. Sometimes called gravel bikes, adventure bikes, or hybrids, they’re made for riding on all surfaces, whatever the mix. A skinny-tire road bike may, in some cases, be able to handle the routes we’ve listed in this category but check the route details to make sure you won’t find yourself walking long stretches with your bike on your shoulder.

Riding one of these routes can take you further afield, into forests or more remote terrain where both emergency and non-emergency help, if needed, may be more difficult and take longer to get. So, as with mountain bike routes, it’s best to ride prepared on a mixed surface outing.

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    Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route

    Region: Northeast
    Icon Display - Surface Mixed: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Varied: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Point-to-Point: Yes
    Notice:
    • Fees Required
    • Seasonal Availability

    Description Officially called the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route, locals refer to it as the OAT. Either way, 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 trailhead is next to a small parking area on Highway 112 Read more [...]

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    Fairholme-Sappho

    Region: Northeast
    Icon Display - Surface Mixed: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Intermediate: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Loop: Yes

    Description Fairholme-Sappho is a great loop route (out-and-back) for 50 miles on a gorgeous section of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). Start is at the Fairholme campground at the west end of Lake Crescent.  If you begin at the lower parking lot, follow Camp David Jr. Road east to pick Read more [...]

  • Quinault Lake Loop

    Region: Southwest
    Icon Display - Surface Mixed: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Intermediate: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Loop: Yes

    Description The Quinault Lake Loop is a mixed surface route that starts and ends in Olympic National Park.  Skinny-tire road bikes will not like the “roughly” 11 miles of packed dirt/gravel–especially the six miles on the North Shore Road, which also has some steep-ish hills up and down, unpaved part Read more [...]

  • Disco Bay Mixer

    Region: Northeast
    Icon Display - Surface Mixed: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Intermediate: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Loop: Yes

    The Disco Bay Mixer route follows mixed surface roads, trails, and tracks in and around Sequim. The route starts at the Rainshadow Cafe, 157 West Cedar St in downtown Sequim. It heads east from Sequim onto the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) through Sequim Bay State park and down to the Seven Read more [...]

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