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Equestrian Access in Sequim Area
« on: October 16, 2016, 04:47:37 PM »
A trail user asks: "Where can I find information about equestrian use of the trail in Sequim - particularly crossing the Dungeness?" Here is the situation. The ODT is open to horses between the west end of the Dungeness River Trestle and Lake Farm Road, about 8 miles.  On the Sequim end, previously some folks forded the river by following a track along the north side of the trestle.  Now the river has moved to a new bed which is narrower, deeper and faster than the old ford, with a more difficult bottom.  If folks want to ford the river (during the low water period), they will need to find a new crossing not reachable from ODT.  The trestle and bridge are closed to horses.  Sequim is closed to horses inside the city limits.   
On a brighter note, there have been discussions about creating a horse track around the north side of the city, joining to the ODT on both sides.  Most feel this is doable, but there has not been any organized interest from horse owners, and it would take a serious campaign to make this happen.  If the interest ever develops, PTC would be glad to support it.