Olympic National Park - Sol Duc Falls - Member Hike

Hike Name: Olympic National Park - Sol Duc Falls
Country: United States
State: Washington
Nearby Town: Port Angeles
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: From the Seattle/Tacoma area, travelers may reach U.S. 101 by several different routes, either by crossing Puget Sound on one of the Washington State Ferries or by driving south around Puget Sound. Travel time along any of these routes is approximately two-and-a-half to three hours from the Seattle/Tacoma area to Port Angeles, where the main park visitor center and park headquarters are located. All major rental companies serve the SeaTac Airport. Rental cars are also available on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Angeles, Sequim and Grays Harbor.
Total Hike Distance: 6.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort
Trails Used: Lover's Lane Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Olympic National Park
600 East Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362-6798
(360) 565-3130
(360) 565-3131
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This six mile loop hike on the Lover's Lane Trail follows the Sol Duc River to a scenic set of falls that are set in an old growth forest. It can be hiked in either direction, but the western piece ends in the park campground and is more heavily used. The trail can be accessed from the Resort area (near cabins 129 and 130) and it has very little elevation change for the majority of the route. Watch your step on the wood bridges that line the Lover's Lane Trail. The combination of wet weather and thick moss can make the wood very slick.



5,900 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Olympic National Park - Sol Duc Falls - April 30, 2005 April 30, 2005 3 stars 3 hours Pixie


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