West End

Mobile Bike Repair on the Olympic Peninsula

There are no bike shops west of Port Angeles but there is the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). The west end section includes the beautiful stretch known as Camp Creek. Which connects onto the Mary Clark stretch which is 10 miles parallel to 101. Also in the area is Mount Muller trail.

I happen to spend a huge amount of time at mile post 3832 on the Mary Clark stretch of the ODT. The Shining Star van is there should you have a mechanical, forget your gloves, need a cliff bar or live in the westend and don't want to drive all the way into Port Angeles for a repair.

10/31/2017:
Unless there is absolutely horrible weather I will be at the Mary Clark property every weekend through the winter months. And quite often on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

image of shining star van at Mary Clark location
Getting ready for a ride at the Mary Clark road location. Should you stop by the site and we are riding dial the number on the van. I am not that far away.

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Camp Creek

image of camp creek clallam county Washington sign
The Camp Creek tail head is located on Copper Ranch road which is at mile post 212 on highway 101

A little about the Camp Creek area: The trail parallels the winding course of the Sol Duc River. It is a dog-friendly trail that is also open to touring bikes, mountain bikes, stock, wheelchairs, and hikers. The trail follows the original Spruce Division Railroad Grade east for about six miles. This six miles section of trail also passes through 100 year old temperate forest stands of western hemlock and giant sword ferns.
Historical interest: In 1916, due to World War I, the Spruce railroad was initiated to harvest the giant spruce in the Sol Duc Valley. The properties of the wood from these giants made it suitable for airplanes, created for the war. At the turn of the century, much of the surrounding lands were early homesteads. Along this trail segment, near Camp Creek, is the start of the great 1951 Forks Fire. The fire burned over 30,000 acres from this railroad grade into Forks in less than eight hours.

Mount Muller Trail

image of the mount Muller trail taken by Marc hilt of shining star cycles.
Mount Muller trail just after high point

Mount Muller isn't easy but its worth the effort. Accept your going to walk uphill for 2 miles weather you go counter clock wise or clock wise. The bulk of people do it clock wise, which is basically a 2 mile grunt to the top. The views are stupendous. On a clear day Mount Olympus is in your face looking south. When it opens to the north the Straits of Juan de Fuca and just before the 9 mile decent the views of Lake Crescent

image of lake crescent taken from the mount Muller trail by Marc hilt of shining star cycles
Lake Crescent from Mount Muller trail