Bicycling in Olympic National Park
The rough gravel car tracks to some of the park's remote sites were meant for four-wheel-drive vehicles, but can double as mountain-bike routes. The Quinault Valley, Queets River, Hoh River, and Sol Duc River roads have bike paths through old-growth forest. Graves Creek Road, in the southwest, is a mountain-bike path; Lake Crescent's north side is also edged by the bike-friendly Spruce Railroad Trail. More bike tracks run through the adjacent Olympic National Forest. Note that Highway 101 has heavy traffic and isn't recommended for cycling, although the western side has broad roads with beautiful scenery and can be biked off-season. Bikes are not permitted on foot trails.
Outfitters and Expeditions
Mike's Bikes. A bike, gear, and repair shop, Mike's is a great resource for advice on routes around the Olympic Peninsula. Bike rentals cost $30 pe half day, $50 all day, and $60 for 24 hours. 150 W. Sequim Bay Rd., Sequim, WA, 98382. 360/681–3868. www.mikes-bikes.net.
Peak 6. This adventure store on the way to the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center rents mountain bikes. 4883 Upper Hoh Rd., Forks, WA, 98331. 360/374–5254.
Sound Bike & Kayak. This sports outfitter rents and sells bikes, kayaks, and related equipment. 120 E. Front St., Port Angeles, WA, 98362. 360/457–1240. www.soundbikeskayaks.com.
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