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Lovers Lane Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Forks, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 590 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

As of 5/23/19, the Sol Duc bridge is still closed.

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from junction of Highway 101 and Sol Duc River Road: Drive southward on the Sol Duc River Road 12 miles to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. Park in the day-use area and cross the river to begin the Lovers Lane Trail.

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Danielle Dellinger
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HikingBridge out

Very pretty but really easy trail with multiple waterfalls! The trail was well kept, although the bridge was out at one spot but still very easy to cross despite that. I would recommend for someone who wants some good scenery with little effort.

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Francine Albert
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HikingBridge outOver grown

I honestly think this is one of my favorite hikes! Beautiful old growth surrounds the trail. Yes, the bridge is out, but with some scrambling it’s doable (I will post a picture). Some parts were overgrown, but not so much that you couldn’t see the path, just enough I was glad I was wearing long pants. It ends at Sol Duc Falls, but there’s also beautiful water falls and a rushing river to keep you company. The trail is uneven, rocky, dirt, roots, etc. but that just made it more interesting and fun. I am in my late 40s and in decent shape.

Christina Bailey
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HikingBlowdownBridge outMuddyOver grown

The view of the falls is worth it. Maneuvering the water crossings not bad at all.

Bob Selby
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HikingBridge outClosed

The bridge is out about 1/2 mile below the falls. You can wade the brook it’s about ankle deep. Bridge should be fixed by the 4th of July.

jeff mcgaffey
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Bridge outMuddyOver grown

great trail! the first half of the path was clear but a bit overgrown by lady ferns in places. the large bridge that spans a part of the river was crushed by a large tree but is totally traversable across the logs with caution. the trail has lots of root and small drop areas, be careful if you are older or have ankle issues. it was raining when we went, but the canopy kept most of the rain off our heads. the return part after the falls is quite wide and very well groomed just be sure to keep left if you started the hike at the Sul Duc Hot springs other wise you will have to walk along the road the last 2 miles to get back to the start. multiple trails and loops intersect so be sure to take a picture of the map so you know where to go at the forks and overlaps.

Claire Mietus
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HikingBridge out

It appears as if one of the bridges has been blow out and it requires some creative problem solving to cross the river. Trail itself is beautiful and waterfalls provide incredible scenery. Little bit of mud but very manageable.

Mark Eamer
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Hiking

Great hike. Bridge coming back from campground is down it crossable using trees. The campground had many fallen trees but safe as long as no workers cutting at same time.

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Hales Brown
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Hiking

Tried to access, road closed for the season.

Alicia David
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HikingMuddyRocky

I was expecting Fairies, trolls and unicorns on this trail. It blew my mind how gorgeous it all was. Saw three different waterfalls that were raging and beautiful. Didn’t do the loop, just out and back. There was frost on some of the plants. I’d venture to say it was 40-42 degrees and beautiful. Very muddy but I’m sure to be expected this time of year

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Eric Gorskie
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike with great weather! This was the first day without rain in the area for more than a week so the whole area was still wet. The trail is pretty well marked and maintained, more so on the east side with the road and campgrounds. The west half of the trail was pretty muddy and parts of the trail were actually flowing streams but was still a lot of fun. Not too many people meant a bit of solitude under the trees which was nice.

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Jeff Wineland
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Hiking

Great trail absolutely beautiful. Down side is some of trail becomes stream if raining. We started at lodge then connected to Sol Duc to return. Don’t suggest this if water is running; we ended up the last two miles or so on the road because of deep water on the trail back to lodge. See track.

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Justin and Celeta D.
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HikingMuddy
Cassandra Roschen
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HikingMuddy

Great trail. I agree with other reviews that you should start at the resort. Some of the trail is weird and not well marked. You got theology camp grounds and such but once you get passed that it’s wonderful! There are two “bonus” falls on this trail that are very pretty as well. Lots of beautiful moss covered trees and forest overgrowth. It’s moderate in skill level. It was very wet and muddy when I went in early October. Have water proof shoes if possible. It’s a quiet trail which allows you to sink in to the experience.

Twinkle Ivester
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Hiking

Perfect for the hiker that wants a workout, but doesn’t want to climb a lot of hills. Got a little lost at the resort portion, needs a little better signage. FYI don’t go down the service road. Although, there is a meadow after it and we got to see some deer up close.

Katie Janssen
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HikingBugsMuddy
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Charles Parker
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Good trail - a little bit of everything to see with regards to the forest in Olympic. Tough back track to trailhead though - roads. Plan to start at the hot springs resort not the trailhead.

Ercht Herz
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Hiking

Great loop filled with river and waterfall views, completely covered in beautiful mossy trees and ferns. Fairly flat but lots of tree roots, fungi, and bugs to be careful of - including one giant banana slug! Popular stop at the waterfall and shelter but stay on the campground route instead of the road/resort route to keep the nature going :-)

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George Scott
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Hiking

Start from the resort end, there are two waterfalls, both are nice, second one is more unique. On the route shown, the way back has about a mile walking on the road, didn’t care for that. But it’s a nice trail, nothing crazy, but good for a easy walk.

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Erin OConnor
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Hiking

After arriving to parking lot, follow Campground trail. Otherwise you’re on the road. Fantastic trail. Super peaceful with the giant trees and the waterfalls.

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