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    Relocating from Raleigh, NC to Port Angeles, WA

    In the near future, I have to relocate from NC to WA to take care of my parents. The mountain biking in NC is world class. Is there any riding or a good amount of trails around Sequim/Port Angeles? I am mainly a XC / All mountain type of guy. My wife also rides, she is XC and likes the tamer trails. We have a tandem road bike, mountain bikes, single road bikes, and even a recumbent road racer. Just trying to figure-out how strong the mtn bike scene is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaklink View Post
    Is there any riding or a good amount of trails around Sequim/Port Angeles?
    Nope, no trails here. Road bikes only.

    Kidding. Yes, there is. Quite a bit.

    PA: Dry Hill, Olympic Adventure Route, Mt. Muller, and a few others.
    Sequim: Miller Peninsula, Gold Creek/Dungeness, and a few others.
    Port Townsend: Gibbs Lake, Anderson Lake, and a few others.

    Plus there is some great stuff in Victoria, BC. Just a ferry ride away from Port Angeles.

    Plus you will only be about 5 hours from a small slice of heaven called Whistler.

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    Don't forget about surfing, hiking and skiing.
    I wish my parents lived in Sequim instead of Florida.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    I live here in PA.
    And the rides mentioned above are really good,
    the adventure route is really nice wide
    single track nice and flowy not steep grades
    or technical , I ride my single speed there
    mostly,
    Dungeness gold-creek and MT. Muller
    more grade more technical but some
    long fun down hills.


    the adventure route is 21 miles one way
    which can be accessed several places .



    From summit of Mt. Muller.


    Adventure Route.
    Last edited by Lonecrow; 10-11-2012 at 05:49 AM.

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    Forgot to mention sea kayaking.
    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    Endless Trails on the Olympic Peninsula

    Hey Everybody!

    Although I've lived in Sequim for 13 years, my wife and I are just getting into mountain biking and would really appreciate any input you've given or care to give on recommended trails for families with younger kids. I know we have a lot here but would like to hear it from any of you.

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    Go check out the Adventure section of the Olympic Discovery Trail for easy singletrack near you. The Discovery Trail itself is a good idea for kids, too, since it's rail trail. There's a really pretty section that goes along Lake Crescent.

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    Thanks Agate,

    You are definitely right about the Discovery Trail. We've been on several parts of it but never near Lake Crescent. We'll make a plan to get out there sometime over the next couple of weeks. Can you tell me where any of the parking lots/trail heads are?

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    Good recomendations. Add Lower Big Quilicene for a spectacular 14 mile out and back. Also at the top of the Big Quil you can explore mucho miles of mountain service roads with views, views, and more views.

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    This page has pretty much all the info you need. Olympic Discovery Trail ODT | Washington Bike & Multi-use Trail System

    Here's the section for the Adventure route. The maps don't appear to be completely updated, since I believe that more of it is off the forest roads, but it gives a pretty good idea.

    ADVENTURE ROUTE, Olympic Discovery Trail ODT

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    Great info. Ditto on the ferry ride to Vancouver Island. Not just FR and DH... there are way more awesome XC/AM style trails up there. Cumberland, Hornby Island, Forbidden Plateau, the list would go on forever.

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    I would live in Sequim to get out of the mind numbing rain the NW. Sequim is still chilly but MUCH drier. Riding up there looks great and the area is beautiful. My parents used to live up there and moved away because my mother was freezing her butt off.

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