Spruce Railroad Trail
Difficulty: Easy, short and non-technical
Location: This trail parallels Hwy 101 opposite Lake Crescent, 21 miles west of Port Angeles. Going west of P.A. on hwy 101, turn left on East Beach road. Go 3.4 miles and turn left just past Log Cabin Resort. The end of the road is the trailhead .8 miles off of East Beach Road.
Description: This railroad was built during WW1 to access the big spruce trees for production of the famous Spruce Goose, but the war ended before any logs were pulled. It is a flat mostly hardpack trail with a rocky section around the old tunnel. The grade was converted to this trail as a bicycle alternative to the dangerous Hwy 101 on the South Shore of Lake Crescent. Narrow-tired bikes would have to walk some sections for short distances. Going west past the end of the trail is a 4.7 mile gravel road (N. Shore Road) to Hwy 101 and the Fainholm Store and Camp ground. As an out and back this is a pleasant and scenic ride along the shore of lake Crescent.
Distance:4 miles; 17.4 miles out and back including gravel road.
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