Tag Archive: Olympic Discovery Trail

Olympic Peninsula – Paving the Spruce Railroad Trail on the “back side” of Lake Crescent creates safer bike route

Spruce Railroad Trail on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

A paved trail is slowly but surely replacing the dirt and rock Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. When complete, it will provide a safe and scenic alternative to the narrow shoulder of US Highway 101 that bicyclists must now use to pass the lake.

Anyone who has bicycled on US Highway 101 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/09/10/paving-the-spruce-railroad-trail-on-the-back-side-of-lake-crescent-on-olympic-peninsula-creates-safer-bike-route/

New path for bicycling on Olympic Discovery Trail

Olympic Discovery Trail near Camp Creek Trailhead

So what does 5 miles of freshly paved rail-trail look like? Head out to the Olympic Peninsula with your bicycle and take a look.

The newest section of the constantly expanding Olympic Discovery Trail that’s open to the public runs between Camp Creek Trailhead on Cooper Ranch Road and a forest service road that crosses …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/25/new-path-for-bicycling-on-olympic-discovery-trail/

Vote for your favorite trails in Washington state

John Wayne Pioneer Trail near tunnel

 

What are your favorite trails in Washington state? Inquiring minds at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy want to know.

Actually, the nonprofit trails advocacy group has been featuring Washington trails all month long on its social media, including the RTC TrailBlog. To wrap up, they’d like our input on a “10 Best” blog post at the end …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/21/vote-for-your-favorite-trails-in-washington-state/

Olympic Discovery and Olympic Adventure trails keep growing, improving

Checking out Olympic Discovery Trail maps at Seattle Bike Expo

Someone asked me recently if I was going to do any bicycle touring this summer, and I realized that I hadn’t really thought about it.

Discovery Trail near Port Angeles

Too often my bike tours are last-minute decisions, and I end up filling my panniers with anything within reach and roll down the driveway toward the John Wayne Pioneer rail-trail.

Visiting the Seattle Bicycle Expo this weekend, however, I got the lowdown on the ever-growing Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/11/olympic-discovery-and-olympic-adventure-trails-keep-growing-improving/

Trail news: Comments sought on Big Finn Hill in Kirkland and Olympic Peninsula’s Spruce Railroad

Trails at Big Fill Hill Park

Public officials are looking for some input on mountain biking trails in Kirkland and the Spruce Railroad Trail over on the Olympic Peninsula.

Remember, if you don’t speak up now, you don’t really have a right to grouse later.

Big Finn Hill

At left is a bridge over Denny Creek in Big Finn Hill Park. It was funded and built by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance in cooperation with neighbors and the King County parks department….

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/05/trail-news-comments-sought-on-big-finn-hill-in-kirkland-and-olympic-peninsulas-spruce-railroad/