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Waterfront Trail near the City Pier areaThe Waterfront Trail follows the waterfront of the Port Angeles harbor.

The Waterfront Trail is a section of a larger trail system called the Olympic Discovery Trail. The Olympic Discovery Trail is planned to eventually run from Port Townsend to LaPush, a distance of approximately 126 miles.

For more information about the Olympic Discovery Trail, please visit their website at:

This 6.5 section of trail extends from the Coast Guard Station entrance gate on Ediz Hook to just west of the old Rayonier mill site before connecting to the Olympic Discovery Trail at Morse Creek. Mile markers start in the area of the City Pier and continue east.

This community project has been realized by the support of the City of Port Angeles, Jet-Set Soroptomist Rotary Clubs, and many local businesses and clubs.

The Trail has become a tranquil retreat for all who use it - whether hiking, jogging, biking, or just seeking a quiet respite from the daily grind.


  • Walking Paths
  • Park Benches
  • Public Restrooms
  • Beach Access


Map detail of the Waterfront Trail area.As you tour the Trail you will be informed about harbor activities, wildlife and refuge areas and the dynamic Port Angeles community.

The Trail offers easy access to our shoreline and beaches - as well as restaurants, shops and other facilities along the way. Click on this image to view a larger size.

The Waterfront Trail is an ongoing project and future expansion will make it an increasingly valuable asset and true Northwest experience.

The Waterfront Trail is accessible from many places. The Francis Street Park, the City Pier and the Valley Creek Estuary Park are just three of the many ways your visitors can use the trail.

The City Pier

City Pier

The City Pier is located at the north end of Lincoln Street on the Waterfront.

The Pier offers views of the harbor and Port Angeles. Besides a park atmosphere - the City Pier offers a marine life center and viewing tower. Click for more information

Francis Street Park is just one of the many ways to access the Waterfront Trail.

Francis Street Park
This park is a main access point for Water Front Trail users.

Sweeping views of the harbor are what makes this a community show case park for our local citizenry and visitors. Features include, handicapped parking for easy access to the trail and lookout pavilion.


The Friendship Bridge at the Valley Creek Estuary ParkValley Creek Estuary Park
Combined effort between the City of Port Angeles and other local organizations.

The Friendship Bridge symbolizes the relationship between the cities of Port Angeles and Mitsu, Japan.




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