Port Gamble, Poulsbo, and Chief Sealth’s Grave

Edmonds, Washington

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Gain a great historic perspective on early settlement of the area in this 33-mile ride that loops west and south from Kingston, a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Edmonds. Travel through rolling hills to small but significant port towns, including an early logging town and a Scandinavian invasion, and the last resting place of a great Native American chief. Begin the tour on the adequate shoulder of State Route 104 heading west toward the Hood Canal Bridge. First stop is Port Gamble, just before the bridge. Cycle past well-kept Victorian homes as you enter town, and continue straight into its small town center as the road curves left. Nearly all the shops are visible from the turn, as the town extends less than two blocks to the hills overlooking the bay. Within those few blocks, however, sits a miniature history of area settlement. Port Gamble is and always has been a mill town. Like many small towns along Hood Canal, it served the lumber barons who fed an insatiable appetite for wood by settlers ?ocking to western cities.
Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

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Biking Puget Sound: 60 Rides from Olympia to the San Juans

by Bill Thorness (The Mountaineers Books)

Gain a great historic perspective on early settlement of the area in this 33-mile ride that loops west and south from Kingston, a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Edmonds. Travel through rolling hills to small but significant port towns, including an early logging town and a Scandinavian invasion, and the last resting place of a great Native American chief.

Begin the tour on the adequate shoulder of State Route 104 heading west toward the Hood Canal Bridge. First stop is Port Gamble, just before the bridge. Cycle past well-kept Victorian homes as you enter town, and continue straight into its small town center as the road curves left. Nearly all the shops are visible from the turn, as the town extends less than two blocks to the hills overlooking the bay. Within those few blocks, however, sits a miniature history of area settlement. Port Gamble is and always has been a mill town. Like many small towns along Hood Canal, it served the lumber barons who fed an insatiable appetite for wood by settlers ?ocking to western cities.

© 2014 Bill Thorness/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Edmonds
Distance: 33.4
Elevation Gain: 1,789 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Riding Time: 3.5 hours
Driving Directions: Directions to Port Gamble, Poulsbo, and Chief Sealth’s Grave

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