Section 1 of the Washington Parks Bicycle Route begins by heading west out of Sedro-Woolley to Anacortes, with ferry options for riding through several of the San Juan Islands. The route follows the Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim to Port Angeles, passing the entry to Olympic National Park. The route then heads west to Forks on the peninsula. South of Forks you'll encounter incredible views and ample opportunities to explore the shorelines from the beach parking lots. Elma is where you choose to continue on the main route or connect to the 111-mile Sound Alternate. It is a mostly rural connection back to Port Townsend that includes a spur to the Bremerton ferry, with an option for travel to Seattle.
Current Printed Version: 2010
Reviewed by: Troy McClure 6/12/09
A wicked sweet route....but bring your raingear!
Reviewed by: Gary Clatterbuck 10/3/09
The state of Washington is in the process of re-surfacing the 101 with a product called "chip-seal", which creates an absolutely horrible surface for us to ride on. WE are using recumbent trikes...and that change is difficult. PS...one needs to know that wildlife can be dangerous in the region...had a close encounter with a cougar.