Port Townsend Area Ride # 3 -- Chimacum Valley Ride

This ride starts and ends in Hadlock, or alternatively, in Chimacum. It winds down a beautiful pastoral valley on W. Valley Rd past farms and fields with herds of cows, goats, horses and buffalo.

Chimacum Valley farm scene

Chimacum Valley farm scene

Stop and enjoy the Chimacum Farmers Market, on Sundays during summer, and on summer Fridays take the short diversion to the Port Ludlow Farmers Market, via Oak Bay Rd. For a great picnic area, locate H. J. Carroll Park just north of Chimacum on State Hwy 19.

Both Chimacum and nearby Port Hadlock offer several dining choices at restaurants and taverns. Mountain bikers on this route will find miles of single-track trails at Gibbs Lake County Park (see map). The ride returns to the Hadlock/Chimacum area via the Beaver Valley Hwy, Hwy 19. This highway is busy, but has a 3 - 5 ft shoulder.