Olympic Discovery Trail

  • AR just west of mi 5  - © oatrun flickr user
  • AR, drying out after rain  - © oatrun flickr user
  • Bruce"s Stump  - © oatrun flickr user
  • clearcut view  - © oatrun flickr user
  • Clearcuts mean sun - ©  oatrun flickr user
  • Fall on AR  - © oatrun flickr user
  • near GraulRamapo - ©  oatrun flickr user
  • © oatrun flickr user

Key information: Olympic Discovery Trail

  • This 193 km trail-in-the-making (60km+ finished as of 2015) traverses the northern flank of the Olympic NP, starting in the north-east and parralleling the Juan de Fuca sound before heading into the hills to make the crossing (currently on road) to the wild west coast.
  • A wide trail for cycles and the disabled (even horse riders) as well as walkers, it is an easy hike through very varied, lovely and interesting landscape.Good beach stretch, fine distant mountain views.
  • In some places it follows and old railway line, crossing 5 trestle bridges. It is easy to have several day walks here.
  • You will have to be self-sufficient to a degree and the weather is often bad here. Come prepared. Excellent information at www.olympicdiscoverytrail.com


    For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Olympic NP walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating81
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest5
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating81
  • Note: Neg: likely bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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