Tag: Olympic Discovery Trail
Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019
The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.
Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/
The goal of connecting Port Townsend with the rest of the Olympic Discovery Trail got a major boost last month when Jefferson County leaders voted to study the feasibility of possible trail routes linking the city to the rest of the trail.
The Olympic Discovery Trail is envisioned as a 126-mile-long bicycle trail along the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/12/06/plans-moving-ahead-to-close-gap-on-olympic-peninsula-trail/
Your favorite bike trail might be in line for improvements over the next couple of years after the Washington state legislature agreed to spend $15.6 million on trails in the 2015-2017 capital budget.
The bicycle advocacy group Washington Bikes reports the amount is an “all-time high,” and almost a 50% increase over the current 2013-15 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2015/07/13/bike-trails-win-funding-in-washington-state-budget-closing-foothills-trail-gap/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://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/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/08/25/new-path-for-bicycling-on-olympic-discovery-trail/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/21/vote-for-your-favorite-trails-in-washington-state/
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.
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. …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/03/11/olympic-discovery-and-olympic-adventure-trails-keep-growing-improving/
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….
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/05/trail-news-comments-sought-on-big-finn-hill-in-kirkland-and-olympic-peninsulas-spruce-railroad/