ODT East - Sound and Bay Section
The eastern quarter of the Olympic Discovery Trail will extend approximately 27 miles from Port Townsend, on Puget Sound, to the community of Blyn, at the southern tip of Sequim Bay. Of this, 7.8 miles are completed trail, and 19 miles are temporarily routed on paved roads. Approximately 10 miles of additional right of way are in hand, and 1-2 miles of paved, off-road trail are constructed each year.
There are 3 supported trail heads and more will be added as the trail is completed:
1) Port Townsend. At the Boat Haven 1 mile south of city center. Parking, toilets.
2) Cape George. On Cape George Rd 0.6 miles west of Discovery Rd. Parking, horse loading, toilets, water.
3) Blyn Pullout. On Hwy 101 at foot of Sequim Bay. Parking, toilets, tourist information.
See detail maps for locations.
From the quaint seaport town of Port Townsend, you'll descend the Quimper Peninsula to the southern tip of Discovery Bay, named in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver, after his ship, the HMS Discovery. Capt. Vancouver thoroughly explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound and named many of the other geographical features in this region including Dungeness, the Olympic Mountains, and Hood Canal. From Discovery Bay, the route of the ODT primarily follows Old Gardiner Rd, with short sections on Hwy 101. As you approach Blyn, the route follows Old Blyn Hwy.
Blyn is the site of the Jamestown S'Kallam Tribal Headquarters and their associated enterprises: the Longhouse Market & Deli, and the Seven Cedars Casino. The developed trail once again follows the abandoned Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad right-of-way. Blyn is a great place to load up on sandwiches and supplies at the Longhouse Market before your trek into the town of Sequim, just 6 miles to the west.