Sea To Sound is a 78 mile, three-day, multi-modal group ride spanning the entire length of the Olympic Discovery Trail. It is also a fundraising opportunity for Ian's Ride, a 501c3 non profit in the State Of Washington. The Olympic Peninsula is the farthest northwest expanse of land one can explore along the US coast. In fact, the Rails to Trail Conservancy recently decided to add the ODT to the Great American Rail-Trail – making a route from Washington, DC to the Pacific Ocean here in Washington State. Over 3700 miles! For our event, we will offer aid stations and support along the entire route. Wheelchair users are strongly encouraged! We will support you. Just tell us what you will need.
We recognize the challenges of Covid-19 and social distancing. We also understand that due to distance and these unprecedented times, that not everyone can join us in person. To accommodate everyone, we are offering a virtual option. This means, you can join along with us, at your own pace, from your own neighborhood. Upload your miles here, follow along to see where you are on our route, and most importantly, Get Outside! The virtual option has until 12/31 for completion.
Day 1: Friday, Aug 27th
Day 1 is 24 miles. It begins on the west side of Lake Crescent, at the Camp Creek Trailhead, 36.3 miles west of Port Angeles on Hwy 101, South of Hwy 101 on Cooper Ranch Rd. There is parking, toilets and a picnic area at the trailhead. This section of the trail is stunning, smooth, and remote with big trees and peekaboo views of Lake Crescent. The final few miles are on the recently completed Spruce Railroad section of the trail. It has a beautifully smooth surface and travels right along the edge of Lake Crescent. We will offer shuttle service back to the start from the Spruce Railroad trailhead. View maps and more our website.
Day 2: Saturday, Aug 28th
Day 2 is 28 miles. It begins west of Port Angeles, at the end of Crown Z Water Road at the spectacular Elwha River suspension bridge. The trail crosses the Elwha River. Long a source of hydropower and water for mills, the Elwha dams were removed in September 2011, and the largest river flowing out of the Olympics returned to breeding all 5 salmon species, including the giant 100 pound Chinook salmon of earlier years. Although there are some hilly spots, the route is almost entirely paved. There are several excellent access points to join or exit the group ride. Many will be joining us in wheelchairs. We will finish the day at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. We offer aid stations along the way and transportation assistance when needed. View maps and more on our website.
Day 3: Sunday, Aug 29th
Day 3 is 26 miles. It begins at Carrie Blake Park. The majority of the day is paved with some stretches along Hwy 101, our shuttles will move you from Discovery Bay to the four corner trailhead of the Larry Scott Trail portion of the ODT. Although not paved, this is a smooth and beautiful trail. Many will be joining us in wheelchairs. We offer aid stations along the way and transportation assistance when needed. View maps and more on our website
To accommodate everyone, we are offering a virtual option. This means, you can join along with us, at your own pace, from your own neighborhood. Upload your miles here, follow along to see where you are on our route, and most importantly, Get Outside! The virtual option has until 12/31 for completion.
Register now as a solo participant or as a team of 2+ participants (your team will work together to complete the mileage goal for your challenge) and start running, walking, wheeling or biking to complete your Sea To Sound goals! If funding is an issue, please contact us for possible scholarship opportunities.
Please do not run on unsafe roads, or areas that have been closed to the public. Practice social distancing and any other requirements set forth by local, state and federal guidelines.