Trail Length

14.6 miles

Trail Start and End Details

There are two trailheads for Larry Scott Trail, both in the Port Townsend, Washington, area.

Description and Tips

Larry Scott Trail runs along an old railroad route for most of its length, located in a great forest setting and good for all skill levels. Within minutes of the fabulous old port town of Port Townsend, the trail offers stunning views of the surrounding Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. The first four miles of trail have been graded and covered with crushed gravel, making it suitable for street bikes, while the last two miles are much rougher. The trail occupies a narrow strip between a high bluff and Port Townsend Bay for the first mile – keep in mind that in windy weather, you will be quite exposed. Once the trail passes the Port Townsend Paper Mill, it enters woods and is more protected. You will find restrooms and water at both trailheads, and there are plenty of great RV camping, restaurant, shopping, and wine tasting options nearby. The trail crosses paved roads in five places, making a mixed trail/road outing possible. Larry Scott Trail is also the eastern terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which extends west all the way to the Pacific Coast.

Submitted By

Jon Liebling