Total distance: 5.34 mi
Max elevation: 299 ft
Total climbing: 39 ft
Total descent: -302 ft
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    Crossing the Miller Peninsula you’ll follow a portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT)  from the village of Gardiner to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center in Blyn.  The first mile and a half are on the shoulder of US Highway 101 and while traffic is often heavy with large trucks often rumbling by, the shoulder is wide enough to ride safely.

    From Gardiner follow 101 to Old Blyn Highway where you turn right to escape the traffic.  Either continue on Old Blyn Highway to the intersection with East Sequim Bay Road or look left about a mile after you’ve turned off 101 for the entrance to the separated portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT); either way takes you into Blyn and the Tribal Center.  Continue on either through the Tribal Center and then straight (through the stop sign) for another 100 yards or so to where you’ll pick up another separated segment of the ODT to the route’s end at the Dean Creek Bridge just off Corriea Road.

    crossing-the-miller-peninsula-odtYou could decide to stop just shy of there, however, and visit the Longhouse Market and Deli southwest of the Tribal Center.  You can use a tunnel under Highway 101 in the heart of the Tribal Center, but you’ll be on the shoulder riding against traffic for about 500 yards; the shoulder is still wide and it may just be a bit safer than trying to cross 101 at the Old Blyn Highway intersection just past the Tribal Center Art Gallery.

    Crossing the Miller Peninsula is rated an easy road bike route, but exposure to heavy traffic on US Highway 101, even with wide, safe shoulders, may be daunting for cyclists with little experience or confidence.  Even for more seasoned riders, though, caution and safe cycling are paramount here.

     

  • Region: Northeast
    Icon Display - Surface Road: Yes
    Icon Display - Difficulty Easy: Yes
    Icon Display - Route Style Point-to-Point: Yes
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