Sequim is a Bicycle Friendly Community!
In May 2014, Sequim was named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The designation is determined by the City’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
Olympic Discovery Trail
Sequim is situated right in the center of the Olympic Discovery Trail, a 120-mile trail that stretches from Port Townsend to Port Angeles across the Olympic Peninsula. Currently, 40 miles of the trail are paved connecting the path from just east of Sequim to Port Angeles.
Perfect for walking and bicycling, the trail will take you through beautiful, scenic areas including along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and through the historic Railroad Bridge Park. There are abundant rest stops, picnic areas, and opportunities to stop at local attractions including the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge Area and the Olympic Game Farm.
Olympic National Forest
For mountain biking enthusiasts, the Olympic National Forest (ONF) has hundreds of roads suitable for mountain biking. Access is available at trailheads on Palo Alto Road (east of Sequim) and Taylor Cutoff Road (west of Sequim). Parking permits and ONF regulations on where you may bike are required and are available at the Sequim Visitor Center.
One of the ONF trails is the Lower Dungeness off Palo Alto Road. Its steep switchbacks and fast downhills are a real challenge for the experienced mountain biker.
Burnt Hill Trail
Also mountain bikers will enjoy the ride up Burnt Hill Trail (Washington Department of Natural Resources land) which is accessible from Happy Valley Road, south of Sequim. It’s a steep, four-mile climb to the top of the mountain.
Tour de Lavender in Sequim
The City of Sequim and Peninsula Trails Coalition have partnered together to provide signage for cyclists along the Olympic Discovery Trail in Sequim. The signs provide maps and nearby resources. You can download the maps (each is 4 - 5 MB).
- At Carrie Blake Community Park (PDF)
- On Hendrickson Road (PDF)
- Heading East out of Town (PDF)
- Heading West out of Town (PDF)