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 U.S. 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.

Tours and Outfitters

All Around Bikes. This bike, gear, and repair shop is a great resource for advice on routes around the Olympic Peninsula. Bike rentals cost $30 per half day, $50 all day, and $60 for 24 hours. 150 W. Sequim Bay Rd., Sequim, Washington, 98382. 360/681–3868;

Sound Bike & Kayak. This sports outfitter rents and sells bikes, kayaks, and related equipment. Kayak rentals run $15 per hour and $50 per day. Bikes rent for $10 per hour and $45 per day. 120 E. Front St., Port Angeles, Washington, 98362. 360/457–1240;