Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail

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Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Piedmont, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
255 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Nice flat and short hike through old growth forest to beautiful three prong waterfall that captures rainbows in the spray. Passes over a few spring fed and snow runoff creeks along the way. Sol Duc Falls rages under a wooden bridge and the hike has a wooden platform at the end of the trail - nice place to sit and enjoy the falls!

hiking
3 days ago

I loved it! Beautiful.

1 month ago

Great easy hike, a little climbing over a downed tree, but the falls are just beautiful. Lots of gorgeous pics of moss covered rocks with water flowing over.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike, great views. Part of the trail higher up past the falls is snowed out this time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. beautiful lush greenery and creeks along the way. there is a large tree in the way so go around it. falls are roaring this time of the year

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this trail in September. The weather was perfect, and the trail was beginner level. Hiking in Olympic National Park is like hiking through a dreamland.

4 months ago

Well managed trail, fairly busy, but the waterfall is spectacular.

5 months ago

tried to go to this one yesterday, trail was closed. There was an advisory on the website about some roads being closed due to landslides, but this wasn't one of them.

hiking
6 months ago

Simple out and back trail with lots of photo spots along the way. Got a little hilly at the end but even for two out of shape hikers we got along just fine. Make sure you go past the first waterfall because there's a much larger one at the end... we almost turned around but other hikers told us the big one was another 10 minutes away.

6 months ago

Went today, October 28 2017.... 100% worth the trip. The waterfall is phenomenal! Absolutely breathtaking! Short and easy hike, good for us since is was the last stop of the day. Recommend for everyone of all hiking abilities.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail, though it can get quite busy. Once at the falls, if you have some time you should also walk a little bit on Lovers' Lane trail for views from the opposite side of the river.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful forest, one of my favorites in Olympic National Park! It's a very busy trail, but checking out the Sol Duc Falls is definitely worth it!

7 months ago

this trail was beautiful and the falls are spectacular

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike in the early morning with plenty of shade. Lots of exposed roots on the trail making it easy to trip and fall. Beautiful falls at the end of this trail that I was able to enjoy all by myself in quiet solitude.

9 months ago

Nice hike, amazing waterfall.

hiking
9 months ago

Sooooooo worth the hike!

9 months ago

such a beautiful fall to hike too! what a reward to come upon.

9 months ago

great little trail. .8mi in and then out. the water falls are nice and the trail is equal up and down for the out and back legs. $25 to get through the gate just for the water fall. $35 to get into Yosemite and this is no Yosemite. would not do again.

hiking
9 months ago

Such a great hike. Beautiful scenery along the way and a great view at the end. ❤️

hiking
10 months ago

Great, Easy trail for family with a 20 month old. He walked most of the way, and the trail is flat enough it was easy to carry him on my shoulders when he didn't want to walk. Parking lot off Sol Duc Hot Spring road has grassy area and picnic tables that was nice to eat lunch at before setting off. Falls are neat with the three prongs and I love the bridge!

hiking
10 months ago

I took my wife and daughter up there yesterday. and it was the perfect trail for a small child

10 months ago

Great hike. Kid friendly and very scenic.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great short hike to a beautiful falls. It could easily be combined with other trails in the area (Lover's Lane, Deer Lake etc), but it was a rainy day so we kept it short.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy to moderate level hike. Beautiful waterfall views.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice misty view of the falls. Easy trail but no pets allowed

hiking
10 months ago

So beautiful.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous, old trees covered by moss along the way. Kid-friendly trail. Beautiful 3-part waterfall. The bridge is a good place to take pictures from. Lots of people on the trail, during season.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful, the views and falls were worth the drive from Lake Stevens, Wa. The falls do not disappoint. Great for all skill levels, well maintained, restrooms at trailhead, big parking lot.

11 months ago

Hike through an ancient forest to a unique powerful waterfall that falls into the sol duc river

hiking
11 months ago

The falls are beautiful and the trail is a good beginner trail

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