Olympic Hot Springs, Appleton Pass, and Sol Duc Loop Trail

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Olympic Hot Springs, Appleton Pass, and Sol Duc Loop Trail is a 25.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

25.5 miles 9394 feet Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 years ago

Beginning had the beautiful waterfalls. 4 miles in hike is moderate. After the junction sign you will be climbing the side of a mountain with few switchbacks and long 30% inclines. If you go in July the east side of the pass may have too much snow to pass. Just make a right turn and go up the ridge to the side of the snow banks through the campsites to a beautiful level area about 500 feet up south of the pass. Awesome views. We encountered a two year buck also.

hiking
3 years ago

I arrived at Appleton Pass off trail. It was quite memorable. Anytime you can get to this area of the Olympics you won't regret it. This area is amazing!