ODT 1 - Port Townsend and Quimper Peninsula
The eastern end of the Olympic Discovery Trail begins here at the Port Townsend waterfront on Puget Sound at the NE tip of the Olympic Peninsula. Victorian architecture, great mountain and water views, unique shops and galleries, excellent restaurants, music and arts programs, and fine weather all combine to make this a very special place.
The trail begins at the waterfront in the local boatyard, accessible from Hwy 20 at the traffic light by the Safeway store. From the south, turn right (east) at the light, through the boatyard, to the parking area. Toilets and water available here. Designated the Larry Scott Trail, after a local founder, this segment of the trail follows the old railroad grade, past the Port Townsend paper mill, and under Hwy 20 toward the Cape George Trailhead. Parking, horse-trailer parking, water, and toilet are available here.
The trail then winds through rural areas and a valley toward the Discovery Bay Golf Course, its current end, about 6.1 miles from the Boat Haven. From here, cyclists and pedestrians can turn right on S. Discovery Rd. and continue about 2 miles to the Four Corners intersection with Hwy 20. Caution: This temporary route is a very narrow road with no or very narrow shoulders. From Four Corners, the temporary route continues on Hwy 20 (see next segment page, ODT 2) to the intersection with US Hwy 101 at the tip of Discovery Bay.