Frequently Asked Questions
This section of the Olympic Discovery Trail [ODT] website is designed to answer common question about the trail and trail related events.
Topics were chosen based on frequently asked questions.
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There are many ways to donate time to the Olympic Discovery Trail. Check out the opportunities below or create your own opportunity by making a suggestion or volunteering a special skill.
Second Saturdays. On the Second Saturday of each month, the Peninsula Trails Coalition hosts a volunteer work party, usually performing needed maintenance on the trail. Work could be done for the City of Port Angeles, City of Sequim, or Clallam County. Work parties vary in length, but lunch is always provided to volunteers who RSVP. To find out more, contact Carrie Kalina at 360-681-0420. Check out the Work Party Status Report on the About/Volunteers page to find out the day and location of the next work party.
Adopt-a-trail. Read more about how to adopt a piece of trail on the About/Adopt a Trail page.
Jefferson County. If you live in Jefferson County and want to help on that portion of the ODT, contact Jeff Selby, 360-385-0995.
Peninsula Trails Coalition Board. Interested in joining the Board? The Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and meetings alternate between Sequim and Port Angeles. Contact Chuck Preble, 360-683-4549.
Individual donations go toward the development and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Very important are the relief stations that are costly to install and maintain, but a much needed feature of any trail system. Funds also are used to feed volunteers working on trail projects and general maintenance, doggie pot bags, signs, and other small but important items.
Donations may be made to the Peninsula Trails Coalition (PTC), PO Box 1836, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Please include a note if you would like to see your donation directed to a specific purpose such as volunteer food, relief stations, or trail development in Clallam or Jefferson County.
Use the Contact Us link for questions regarding membership and donations. The Peninsula Trails Coalition is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. Your donations are tax deductable. If you would like a receipt, please include a note, and we will be happy to send one to you.
There are several groups holding regular rides in the Sequim area. All rides are approximately 20-25 miles, and all ages and abilities are welcome.
- The Easy Riders promise leisurely weekly rides. They meet at 9:30 at Railroad Bridge Park on Mondays and Fridays and at the elk monument, east of Sequim, on Wednesdays.
Contact Durk Bryant, 683-2666, for more details.
- Sunday Morning Riders meet at 9:00am at the entrance to the Dungeness Recreation Area. For more information contact Randy, 360-477-4156. For info and map, CLICK HERE.
- The Monday, Wednesday, Friday Spoke Folk meet at 9:30am at the Sequim Community Church, 950 N. 5th Ave. Contact Tom for details, 360-681-7053. For pdf map of routes, CLICK HERE.
- Women on Wheels meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am for challenging hill rides and on Fridays at 11:00am for a more social pace. Both rides begin at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Rd, Sequim. For more information call Darlene, 360-681-3375.
Contact Us if you'd like to add your group to the list.
Many parts of the trail have a horse track alongside. This may be a wide dirt or packed gravel shoulder or a separated path. Between Sequim and Port Angeles horses are allowed from the west side of the Dungeness River Bridge to east side of the Morse Creek Bridge, although there is not an adequate horse track from Lake Farm Rd to Morse Creek. Horse trailer parking and unloading is available at Robin Hill County Park.
Between Port Townsend and Blyn, horse track is provided from the Port Townsend city limits to the current end of the trail, and is intended to be continued to Blyn. Horse trailers are accommodated at the Cape George trailhead. To date, provisions west of Port Angeles are limited to the 25 mile Adventure Route, with limited unloading space at the trailheads at both ends.