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Jul 25th 2018, 01:21 PM   #16
 coastrider's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
I made the Olympic loop as a two day ride last summer. Stayed in Port Angles at the Super 8 motel. They were nice enough to let me park my bike under their awning in view of the front desk. Place to eat next to motel.

Also stayed near Neah Bay this summer. Stayed at the Bay Motel in Clallam Bay. That is about a half hour east of Neah Bay. Nothing special but was fine and food at the Breakwater next door. Good museum in Neah Bay if you want to learn a bit about the local history.

I would definitely get lodging booked ASAP. I have found that weekdays are not too bad to wing it but Friday and Saturday it helps to have a reservation in a lot of these places.
Jul 25th 2018, 05:11 PM   #17
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

  2018 Kawasaki Z900RS
Going to Neah Bay and found a very cheap (total of $35 or so) small cabin at an RV place in Clallam Bay. Thx everyone for input and advice.
Jul 25th 2018, 09:26 PM   #18
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
If you have time, go all the way out to Cape Flattery, it's paved. A short hike for views and just beyond and up is an epic viewpoint overlooking the NW tip of Washington, entrance to the Strait, Tatoosh & Vancouver Island. It's dirt to the viewpoint, steep, rutted, might be worth a look, if feeling adventurous. I've only caged to Flattery, but Sk8'd some of it.

Also the road to Lake Ozette off of 112 (dead end) is pretty twisty, just west of Clallam Bay. 113 to Sappho off 112, if heading back on the Washington coast toward Forks is fun too, although 112 back to PA is more scenic (less traffic) than 101 around Lake Crescent, but there's a tight twisty road on the east side of Crescent that dumps you back into Joyce on 112 and may be able to get a swim in somewhere.

Have a safe ride, thou I imagine traffic might hectic in places with the weather and weekend warriors.
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Jul 26th 2018, 06:49 AM   #19
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  Jan 2016
  teh rock

  K1200RS SV650
They're still putting fish friendly culverts under the road all along Lake Crescent.
Weekdays there are closures for construction and single lane stoplights on weekends.
You can avoid it by taking 113 and 112.

Lake Crescent Highway 101 Rehabilitation 2017-19
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Jul 26th 2018, 02:09 PM   #20
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

  2018 Kawasaki Z900RS
Quote:
Originally Posted by jared p
Easy two day ride. Google maps is your friend.

https://goo.gl/maps/A2VcQm6goFz
Hey, thanks for this b/c it's mostly the route I'm taking. Google Maps is often our friend, but, in your version, it misses some great riding from Astoria to Portland.

In case you don't know, from Astoria, the way to go is through Jewell and then Mist and then the Vernonia-Scappoose Highway to Scapppose then onto Portland via Rte. 30.

Your version is faster on the map, but that is not always the case b/c of crazy traffic on 26 into Portland (even on Saturdays in summer). Rte. 30 has no traffic into Portland.
Jul 26th 2018, 02:49 PM   #21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Halbie
Hey, thanks for this b/c it's mostly the route I'm taking. Google Maps is often our friend, but, in your version, it misses some great riding from Astoria to Portland.

In case you don't know, from Astoria, the way to go is through Jewell and then Mist and then the Vernonia-Scappoose Highway to Scapppose then onto Portland via Rte. 30.

Your version is faster on the map, but that is not always the case b/c of crazy traffic on 26 into Portland (even on Saturdays in summer). Rte. 30 has no traffic into Portland.
You are absolutely correct, however, the route was intended to be taken clockwise, leaving Portland via 26, and arriving home via I-5. Also, I skipped any roads that were within an afternoon ride of Portland, why spend the time on local roads you've already ridden, when the new ones you want are 6 hours away.
Jul 26th 2018, 04:25 PM   #22
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  Apr 2016
  PDX

  2018 Kawasaki Z900RS
Got it. Here’s my route. Ignore the many pins/numbers. I add them to force the routing software (InRoute) to go the way I want.


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Jul 27th 2018, 09:37 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

  ER-6n
And if you're going to be going through Aberdeen... look up Blue Slough Road, and Wynoochee River Road.

Edited by Arcane on Jul 27th 2018 at 09:40 PM
Jul 28th 2018, 09:50 AM   #24
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  Jan 2016
  WA

  Harley Davidson LR-S
When you go through Port Angeles, grab a cup of coffee at Bada NW Coffee shop. Best Mocha I've found.

And if you're there for dinner check out Bella Italia.


I might suggest looking at the 101 past Lake Crescent instead of the 112. It's a very pretty ride and can be an almost unnatural shade of blue depending on when you see it.


The road that runs the edge of it was also just repaved nicely.



La Push is also worth the trip if you've never been.

Edited by CaptainAwesome on Jul 28th 2018 at 10:03 AM
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