lost on the Olympic Discovery Trail

The route of the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) traverses almost 130 miles of lowlands, bordered on the south by the Olympic Mountain Range and on the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It starts in the Victorian seaport of Port Townsend and ends on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. The trail is a wide, paved pathway designed to multi user standards for bicyclists, hikers, and disabled users, with a 4’ shoulder for equestrians where appropriate.

Construction started in the 90’s. Completed sections now total 69 miles, with another 9 miles under construction (May 2015). Right of way agreements are in place for over 87 miles. …



I rode from Port Angeles to Sequim, sometimes lost but without major trouble. I made it to 7 Cedars Casino. After that … problems.

I was forced on to busy highway 101.

Foolishly I believed this sign pointing away from the 101 …


Twice I turned off the highway following that sign. Once it took me far off route to Diamond Point. I was REALLY lost on this section. 😦


Those signs – if wrong – should be removed from the highway.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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