Oil City Road

Total Miles
5.4

Elevation

145.06 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a well maintained gravel road that has a mixture of pavement in some areas. Once passing several homes and private property the road becomes dirt and less maintained until reaching the Oil City Trailhead. This is a fun road that gives revealing views of the Hoh river and surrounding mountains. I highly recommend hiking the Oil City trail through Olympic National Park to the Pacific Coast if time permits. It passes through dense old growth temperate rainforest with views of the Hoh river before reaching the confluence of the Hoh river and Pacific Ocean. If your timing is right you may experience a salmon run.

Photos of Oil City Road

Oil City Road
Oil City Road
Oil City Road

Difficulty

This is a well maintained gravel road that has a mixture of pavement in some areas. Once passing several homes and private property the road becomes dirt and less maintained until reaching the Oil City Trailhead.

History

Oil City was actually a planned off shore oil drilling location and city that never came to be. Along some sections of the hiking trail buried utility lines have been revealed from the eroding Hoh River banks showing what could have been.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Matthew Haughey
Apr 15, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

From Hwy 101 turn off heading south at Oil City Rd.

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