Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail

EASY 166 reviews
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Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail is a 1.7 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
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
272 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
9 days 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.

23 days ago

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

1 month 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
2 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.

2 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
3 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
3 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!

3 months ago

this trail was beautiful and the falls are spectacular

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 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.

5 months ago

Nice hike, amazing waterfall.

hiking
5 months ago

Sooooooo worth the hike!

5 months ago

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

5 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Great hike. Kid friendly and very scenic.

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

Easy to moderate level hike. Beautiful waterfall views.

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