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High Divide and Seven Lakes Basin is a 21.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Length 21.6 mi Elevation gain 6,811 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Camping

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Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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J Bo
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Hiking

August 2019 - Lots of bears, berries but no bugs. Beautiful views. Craggy rock section looked more like earth quake zone. Careful footing. Not for the inexperienced. Sectioned & pieced this trip off back to Sol Duc Hot Springs. Cougar tracks around Mink Lake. Many mushrooms on the way back down around 2000 feet.

Matt Demke
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HikingBugs

This hike was the first day of a multiday trek in the Olympic National Park. And man did it kick my butt, but it was worth it. We ended up leaving the Sol Duc campground (which is a mile down the road from the trailhead) at about 6:20, and started our adventure around 6:30. Like any hike, the first few miles where a pretty good warm up. Once you pass Sol Duc Falls, the terrain starts to become more rocky and stays that way for majority of the hike. About 7 miles in, you'll hit a rocky outcrop which is a great place to stop and have a snack. You'll get about a 180° view of the surrounding mountains and on a clear day, you might be able to see the Straight of Juan De Fuca. (About 30 miles away) Continuing on the hike, miles 8-12 are all ridge hiking, with absolutely amazing views of Mount Olympus. There is a slight detour down to Lunch lake which adds about 2 miles on, and is totally worth it. Jump in the lake and refill any water bottles. In the first 12 miles of the hike, majority of it is up hill, so be prepared to stop when need be. Once you past Heart Lake the rest of the hike is all down hill. With occasional uphill. In all, I had a fantastic time and definitely got my ass kicked. Nothing better. Around 23 miles according to my GPS if you include the detour to Lunch Lake.

Gena Wagler
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Awesome trail with gorgeous views. We hiked at the beginning of July and there was still snow on the ground. Pretty cold at night but so worth it!

E Heckman
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Backpacking

This hike is amazing, we only saw one deer no goats or bears despite hiking out early. We camped at solduc Park, and clear lake. There are ample water sources along the trail. Trail is snow free. Lakes are surprisingly warm this year. The bugs are out, mosquitos were a nuisance, biting black flies were constant unless you were moving and the occasion deer and horse fly gave us a nasty bite.

Emma Rossacci
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Backpacking

This was such a beautiful hike!!! All the lakes were amazing and you definitely need to stop to swim in them. I would recommend to do it over the course of 2 or 3 days. We took 3 days in August and had time to enjoy all the views and lakes, trail conditions at this time were perfect! This is absolutely a must do.

George Connor
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Backpacking

Hard trail, but absolutely spectacular. Views of Mt Olympus, bears, beautiful ridge lines and the basin. Bugs in early August were horrendous, I would highly suggest a head net, spray, and long sleeves.

David Dickson
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Erin Tillquist
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Aaron Wiebe
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Aaron Wiebe
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Anthony Smith
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Nghia Do
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Alex Yeager
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Vincent Cambruzzi
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E Heckman
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Joan Hong
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