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

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Olympic National Park

Olympic Hot Springs, Appleton Pass, and Sol Duc Loop Trail is a 24.3 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: 24.3 miles Elevation Gain: 7,877 feet Route Type: Loop




nature trips

bird watching


hot springs




wild flowers


no dogs

Fri Aug 31 2018

Beginning portion is awesome. Black flies on the trail were definitely a nuisance. Decent view of Mt Olympus at a couple points.

Tue Sep 05 2017

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

Fri Mar 13 2015

this is an overnighter nice campsite up top on a great little lake.

Mon Jul 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.

Sat Apr 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!

Thu Apr 30 2015