Deer Lake Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Deer Lake Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Piedmont, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2414 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from junction of Highway 101 and Sol Duc River Road: Drive southward on the Sol Duc River Road 14 miles to roads end and the Sol Duc Trailhead. Follow the Sol Duc River Trail almost one mile to a junction with the Deer Lake Trail. Cross the river and begin your ascent up the Canyon Creek drainage to Deer Lake.

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4 months ago

Did this trail last weekend, it was a great hike still a little snow at the top of the trail near the lake but it is easily manageable.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Still some snow up there, but the last part of the trail to the lake is easily walkable without gear.
overall, a good hike!

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4 months ago

Very few animals, but a really nice trail!!

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4 months ago

moderate difficulty and elevation gain. highly trafficked. there are several campsites on the way to Deer Lake. currently still covered in several feet of snow. view is worth the hike. However be wary of the melting snow as it's possible to fall through. if you intend on camping by the lake prepare for cold conditions as the temperature drop is quite significant up there. also for those willing to do the polar bear plunge the water is freezing cold but quite refreshing afterwards.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Friday, September 02, 2016

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Monday, July 25, 2016

The only question is, are your ankles ready. The climb is steady and ever manageable, with the occasional overlook, making it a pleasant hike to say the least. The views at the top are not out of this world lovely, but they are nothing to scoff at. However this whole trail is composed of slightly large rocks, making the descent almost painful for ankles and not sure footed descenders.

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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Friday, March 04, 2016

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Great Hike. Trail in pretty good condition: water on trail but not deep; trees across trail but nothing that you can't get over, under or around; snow starting at about 2300' but not continuous until about 2500' and then yak-traks were great!

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Just past Sol Duc Falls this trail is fun and wet as you trudge up a creek bed for most of the hike

Saturday, August 01, 2015