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, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
25.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9084 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

16 days ago

Good trail a bit overgrown at the top, but most are this time of year.

hiking
Thursday, April 30, 2015

hiking
Monday, July 15, 2013

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
Saturday, April 27, 2013

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!