Olympic Peninsula – Tacoma: 2-3 Days - Ride
Address: 2302 Pacific Hwy E. Fife, Washington 98424
Explore the entire Olympic Peninsula on this incredible 2-day ride! You’ll see all the scenic coastlines, snow-capped mountains, and dense rain forests that the Pacific Northwest is known for. The crown jewel of western Washington is Olympic National Park, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, 95% of which is undeveloped wilderness. From the heights of the Olympic mountains to the low tidewaters along the Pacific Ocean, you will find the quintessential NW ride.
This loop can be done in either direction, clockwise or counter-clockwise, so feel free to start the route as you wish. Some highlights you’ll encounter along the way:
- Crossing of the Tacoma Narrows bridge. NOTE: crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge is FREE going westbound, but going eastbound the toll for motorcycles (including driver + passenger) is $6, which must be paid at one of the cashier toll booths. Please consult the Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT) website for current pricing.
- The orchards, farms and hamlets of the Kitsap Peninsula.
- Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, the premier viewpoint and information center for Olympic National Park. NOTE: park entrance is $25 for motorcycles.
- A soak in the mineral springs at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
- Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point in the contiguous United States.
- The lumber & logging boom town of Forks – be sure to check out the Timber Museum
- The Hoh and Quinault temperate rainforests on Olympic National Park’s southern border
There is a lot to see and do on this scenic ride, which can easily be done in 2-3 days at a leisurely pace. Typical overnight destinations are the cities of Forks and Olympia. It is a terrific way to experience all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Enjoy!
- Google Map Link: view map here.
- Total miles: 530 miles
- Total time: approx. 2-3 Days