Bike the Great Outdoors
Lake Crescent Lodge
Bring a bike, hop on, and experience the area's beauty and serenity. a great source for bike riding in the Olympic National Park is Olympic Discovery Trail. Also, consider biking Spruce Railroad, which hugs the north shore of Lake Crescent along an old railroad bed. Bicycles are permitted on this trail. Distance is 4 miles one-way and elevation gain is 100 ft.
NOTE: There are restrictions on the use of mountain bikes on Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest trails. Bike rentals are available at nearby Log Cabin Resort.
Lake Quinault Lodge
All you cycling enthusiasts… bring your bike and experience the Lake Quinault area's beauty and serenity. Try one of the many off-road trails or consider the 30-mile Rain Forest Loop Drive, beginning and ending at Lake Quinault Lodge, which loops around Lake Quinault, up the Quinault River into the Olympic National Park, and back around the other side. See things you may not have noticed while driving.
Biking is a great way to experience the Quinault Rain Forest. Along the trail, you can stop to view waterfalls and wildlife, take a walk, or a short hike… so definitely bring along your camera. You will see surrounding mountains, giant trees, and the Quinault River. Be on the lookout for Roosevelt Elk, Black Tail Deer, Cougars, Bald Eagles, Bobcats, and Black Bears.
To learn more about the Rain Forest Loop Drive biking experience visit Quinault Rain Forest website.
According to pjammcycling.com, cycling to Hurricane Ridge is “one of the most scenic climbs in the US, most of which travels through spectacular Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge is an exceptional climb for many reasons -gorgeous scenery, magnificent views, incredible road, super fun descent, heavily forested for most of the climb, and a National Park.”
To learn more, visit pjammcycling website.
NOTE: Hurricane Ridge does not offer bike rentals so plan to bring your own.