Total distance: 24.99 mi
Max elevation: 1447 ft
Total climbing: 3793 ft
Total descent: -3593 ft
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Route Category: Mixed SurfaceRoute Tags: Beginner Difficulty

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  • Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure RouteDescription

    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 just east of the Elwha River.  The first three miles or so 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 the paved 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.


  • Region: Northeast
    Icon Display - Surface Mixed: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Varied: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Point-to-Point: Yes
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