Where can I go ATVing or Off-Roading?
Sadie Creek offers a 30 mile trail system and climbs roughly 2,000 feet to a ridgeline. You'll enjoy great views from the top.
- Directions: Head west of Joyce, Washington along the Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway. At 8.5 miles from town, turn left toward the Sadie Creek Trailhead.
- Distance/time: 30 miles.
- Road conditions: Out-and-back. Download a trail map here.
Enjoy great views of the Strait of Juan De Fuca as you wind your way through old growth forests. While it's a shorter ride, it is a great trail for beginners and families.
- Directions: From Port Angeles, head south on Black Diamond Road. Follow this to Little River Road and turn left and then take your first left onto Old Logging Road.
- Distance/time: It's just 6.5 miles of riding.
- Road conditions: Out-and-back but there are a few offshoot trails that you can loop up. Find a trail map here.
Deer Park Road
Close to Port Angeles, this ATV road climbs to a ridge that’s about a mile high and offers views of peaks, river valleys, tundra, and even Vancouver Island. It also connects with an excellent hiking trail of the same name.
- Directions: Drive east of Port Angeles to mile marker 253 and turn on Deer Park Road.
- Distance/time: 34 miles total, can be done in as little as about 1.5 hours
- Road conditions: Out-and-back; the first 8.6 miles are paved, the rest is rugged. The skill level is considered easy though there are certainly some exciting moments.
Head to the Neah Bay area for this fairly easy ride that is good for beginners yet provides some wonderful scenery of the area at the far reaches of the peninsula.
- Directions: Take highway 112 to Neah Bay, 1/5 miles past the Makah Museum. Make a right at the Presbyterian Church and then a left 1 block later. Go past the tribal center and turn at the gravel road. Follow the signs for the trail.
- Distance/time: 16 miles total, 1 to 2 hours depending on whether or not you stop at the top and enjoy the boardwalk trail
- Road conditions: Out-and-back; the first 3.2 miles are paved and the rest is two-lane, dirt and gravel but well maintained. Skill level is easy.
This is the only peak in the Olympic Mountains that faces Puget Sound and has a road that allows ATVers to get to the top. The summit is at 2,800 feet (shorter than many in the area) but still provides excellent views. From this Quilcene-area trail, you’ll see Hood Canal, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, and the Seattle/Tacoma area. Lots of rhododendron in bloom during the summer!
- Directions: Drive 5 miles south of Quilcene on Highway 101. Turn east on Mount Walker Viewpoint Road, which is the road you’ll be traveling.
- Distance/time: 9.5 miles total, about 45-60 minutes
- Road conditions: paved