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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Queen Charlotte, British Columbia
Bikes: Surly LHT, Gunnar Roadie, Trek Fuel EX, Fisher Twenty Niner
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I do not think it is extremely dangerous either. I have ridden it, complete with 8 high-school student on hybrids.
Crescent lake is narrow and winding, with many trucks. However, when you enter, you hit a button to activate a blinking light system to let people know that you are on that particular 6 mile stretch. It is extremely beautiful!
I rode through that area, then made the leg-searing climb to the Sol Duc Hot springs. Great campground up there in the park, and the hot springs were well worth it.
Now, from the hot springs on West through Beaver and Forks, and then down is NOT scenic, it is mostly logged and straight. It is also scary as the log trucks fly by very fast and very close. But not bad enough to say dont ride it, just be aware and be careful.
I would still do it, because the Hot Springs and Rain Forest in Olympic are VERY worth seeing, and then moving on down to the coast is also worth it.
Just be aware.