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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 Port Angeles, 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

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

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!

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muddy
8 hours ago

Beautiful waterfall. Very busy. Easy hike.

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muddy
3 days ago

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muddy
4 days ago

Worth it even getting soaked in the rain.

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muddy
16 days ago

Another reasonable 1.5M hike to a picturesque falls. The trail is well maintained from the parking lot with a gentle slope. It is wet and muddy in some spots. Once arriving you will view the falls from a bridge that crosses the chasm. The creek actually breaks into 4 small falls as it cascades down into the chasm making a very interesting look. The trail is not hard and typical of Olympic NP trails; wet and a lot of moss.

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rocky
19 days ago

Nice easy trail. Beautiful falls.

hiking
29 days ago

9/20/2019. Hike down to falls is gorgeous. Family friendly to that point. We then chose to head to Deer Lake. This is a constant uphill trail for 3 miles. Not too steep a grade at any point, but still uphill the entire time for 3 miles. Beautiful trail that leads to a gorgeous lake where we had lunch then descended back down. Total was about 9 miles, but well worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous thundering triple waterfall! The hike was easy especially compared to others we’ve done. Beautiful old growth. It was raining the whole hike and still worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Almost didn’t do it because it was raining but we threw on waterproof shoes, pants and a jacket and it was well worth the trouble! Gorgeous trees. And occasionally the sun would peak through the trees for a few minutes and it was beautiful. The waterfall was very picturesque and we had it all to ourselves. Worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is an option for most anyone. The waterfall is beautiful but the hike itself is just as impressive with the old trees that make you feel like you are in a place that hasn’t been touched in hundreds of years. It is an easy 1.5 mile trail, and there are a lot of longer trail options here as well. I would recommend going early to beat the crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Short easy trail. Absolutely beautiful! Waterfall at the end is great!

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Enchanting view of old growth, rivers, falls, & sundry foliage. Easy trail for anyone. We stopped a little past the falls & turned back, as the sun was setting. Watch out for slipper rocks, bring a raincoat, & breath deep.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Enchanting view of old growth, rivers, falls, & sundry foliage. Easy trail for anyone. We stopped a little past the falls & turned back, as the sun was setting. Watch out for slipper rocks, bring a raincoat, & breath deep.

hiking
1 month ago

When we explored this trail, I was pregnant and also had a toddler with us who refused to use the carrier. Despite those factors, it seemed like an easy hike so I’m not sure why it’s categorized as moderate. Short and enjoyable!

hiking
2 months ago

A pretty easy and beautiful trail leading up to a sparkling waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

It’s short and pretty crowded. Still in the olympics so really beautiful. More of something to do if your in the area for camping/hot springs.

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Nice falls at the end. Cool and Shady

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2 months ago

Very easy trail, cool waterfall at the end, beautiful hike through the forest. Reminded me of Smoky Mountain National Park.

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2 months ago

Easy hike, took the whole family.

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2 months ago

Really great entry-level hike. Falls, clear path, family friendly. Very damp even in the heat of summer, bring a jacket.

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2 months ago

Great trail to the waterfall. Very maintained and easy to follow. Worth the walk for the waterfall at the end.

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2 months ago

Great trail. Very crowded, even for a Monday. Beautiful views of the waterfall.

recorded Little Divide Loop

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2 months ago

Heavy use trail near the falls and up to Deer Lake. Better beyond. I only did first section due to time of day when I started.

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bugs
2 months ago

Easy trail out and back with some stairs to a beautiful waterfall, or should I say 3 falls in a slot canyon.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice flat and easy trail. We hiked from the Sol Duc campground which I believe is 1 mile or so longer than from the trailhead. Nice falls, was getting busy as we were leaving.

hiking
3 months ago

Super short but awesome hike. I would not have drove all the way over to this just for this water fall but if your in the area it’s totally worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and beautiful trail! Gorgeous waterfalls at the end. Highly recommend! Would do this trail again

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful falls and well maintained trail! Great payoff for such an easy and peaceful trail.

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