Description The Women on Wheels (WoW) 20 Social Route Barns West is approximately 19 miles long, all Read more [...]
Max elevation: 354 ft
Total climbing: 646 ft
Total descent: -643 ft
Route Category: Road Bike
The Women on Wheels (WoW) 17 Social Route Twin View is approximately 21 miles long, all on paved surfaces – roads and the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). All Women on Wheels regular rides begin and end at the Dungeness Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park, at the end of W. Hendrickson Rd. in Sequim.
This can be an active area with cyclists, walkers, dogs, birders, and all sorts of visitors on any day. Many times, though, you’ll have it to yourself. It’s just the luck of the draw. Due to this activity, preferred parking (if you drive in), is either in the bus lot on the west side of the road just before entering the park, or in the lot on the east side of the road just at the entrance. The park is open dawn to dusk. The Olympic Discovery Trail passes through the park over Railroad Bridge.
This mostly flat route takes the Olympic Discovery Trail across Railroad Bridge west over the Dungeness River. Look for salmon when they run in the fall and be sure to ride the bridge in the winter holiday season. The wooden span, hung with lights and gigantic cedar bough wreaths, is only a prelude to the trestle which is festooned with cedar boughs and lights. Come back in the evening for the best viewing.
When you reach Kitchen-Dick Rd., turn north off the trail. The intersection with Old Olympic Highway can be busy with fast traffic, so use caution proceeding toward the Strait. Follow Kitchen-Dick Rd. to Voice of America Rd. and turn north into the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.
Go to the end of the road, and if you have time, stop to find out more about one of the world’s longest natural sand spits. Come back for a hike when the tide is right and you can go clear out to the New Dungeness Light Station National Historic Site.
Back on the bike, turn easterly off Voice of America Rd. to join Lotzgesell Rd. A series of gentle uphills takes you to Cays Rd., where you will once again turn north toward Marine Dr. This is a favored hang out of eagles, most prominent in the tall evergreens along the bluff.
Follow the curve of Marine Dr. to turn east on Twin View Dr. Just before the road joins E. Anderson Rd., you will pass one of the oldest houses in Clallam County, the Cline House built in 1892. A plaque gives a brief history.
The twists and turns of the route take you back to Cays Rd. Use caution turning left from Lotzgesell on to Cays, enjoy the brief descent, and again use caution turning right
on to Hogback Rd. There are heavy trucks entering and leaving the roadway just before Hogback.
The views southwest from Hogback can be quite nice when the mountains deign to show themselves. When you reach Lotzgesell, turn west and retrace the route to Railroad Park.
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