Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

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  • Sol Duc Falls is a beautiful waterfall that drops in multiple streams into a narrow gorge. Its unique shape makes it an icon of the park and must visit. From the trailhead at the end of Sol Duc Hot....  more
    Sol Duc Falls is a beautiful waterfall that drops in multiple streams into a narrow gorge. Its unique shape makes it an icon of the park and must visit. From the trailhead at the end of Sol Duc Hot....  more »
  • This is a great trail wandering through old trees paralleling the river. It is only an easy hike if the person can maneuver on uneven ground. There are a lot of roots and rocks to manage. The falls... 
    This is a great trail wandering through old trees paralleling the river. It is only an easy hike if the person can maneuver on uneven ground. There are a lot of roots and rocks to manage. The falls...  more »
  • Beautiful hike with some rocks and stumps along the way. Wonderful big trees well marked trails . We went earlier in the morning no issue with parking and only a few people on the trail on the way... 
    Beautiful hike with some rocks and stumps along the way. Wonderful big trees well marked trails . We went earlier in the morning no issue with parking and only a few people on the trail on the way...  more »
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  • From the HOT SPRINGS walk there is a nice loop on LOVERS LANE hike through the woods where the trail heads to the falls from the parking area of SOL DUCK RESORT. The trail is a tight single track through the woods and the trail varies from easy to technical with roots and rocks so bring the right shoes. It is very quiet in the woods so ditch the headphones and enjoy the silence of the forest. 3 miles on this tight trail will take you over bridges, along the creek and cross over other creeks. There are other places to stop along the way but the FALLS are the focus. I arrived in late August and the water is down, the snow melt is pretty much over so the best time is in the Spring. At the SOL DUCK FALL parking it is a short 1 mile saunter through the woods to the falls. If you are staying at the Lodge/Resort there is no shuttle to take people to the falls you have to drive, ride a bike or walk so that drops it to a 4/5. The falls were pretty cool but overrated. The hikes were more fun than the falls.
  • A jewel in the Olympic national park to go on trail and enjoy the pleasant waterfall. Trail doesn't have much elevation and is just 0.8 miles. Though parking is bit tough during summer but worth watching waterfalls. I don't recommend to take strollers but easy to carry kids on back. Traffic was moderate on our visit so that we could enjoy calmness of the park! Discover pass is not required but you need to pay for pass at entrance.
  • Beautiful hike! Very peaceful! You go through the woods most of the hike. Almost no elevation. Totally worth seing the waterfall. Best waterfall in Olympic National Park!
  • Lots of people, beautiful waterfall
  • An excellent, moderate hike for a short trip. If you manage to visit during peak run-off, the spray is just incredible. Lots of canopy for shade even during the hotter days. Watch out for biting bugs, when it's especially warm/dry.

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