Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide


Alpine Scramble - Appleton Pass

READ LEADER NOTES An overnight scramble trip to Mount Appleton.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate/Strenuous, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 15.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,000 ft
  • Pace: 1,000 ft/hr


Fee: $17 per person to  cover reservation fees

Parking Pass: National Park Pass or America the Beautiful

Trail Conditions: As of xx/xx/xx the trail is snow covered and muddy. Expect muddy, slippery conditions.

Weather: Expect wind and rain.

NOAA Weather

Map: Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin-Mount Olympus Climbing 133S , USGS Bogachiel Peak and USGS Mount Carrie

USGS Map Download for Bogachiel Peak

USGS Map Download for Mount Carrie

Equipment: See list


Day 0 (Optional)(Friday August 28th)

 The overnight reservation allows to stay overnight Friday August 28th.  There will be considerations if part of the group wants to hike in Friday morning and do additional exploring.

 Day 1 (Saturday August 29th)

Sol Duc Trailhead to Appleton Junction Campground

4.7 mile,  1842 feet cumulative elevation gain,  730 feet cumulative elevation loss

 Hike to camp, set up camp and get an early rest.

 Day 2 (Sunday August 30th)

Appleton Junction Campground to Mount Appleton Summit to  Appleton Junction Campground  to  Sol Duc Trailhead

11.5 mile,  5385 feet cumulative elevation gain, 4273 feet cumulative elevation loss

Early start with light summit packs.  Summit Mount Appleton (6.8 mile, 3242 ft gain). Rest at camp then break down camp and hike out.


Summit Post

NW Hikers


Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

  • Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climb No. 133S

    Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh

    USGS Mount Carrie

    USGS Bogachiel Peak
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • The Ten Essentials
  • Helmet
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Harness
  • 2 x Locking Carabiners
  • 2 x Prusik Cord

Group Gear (Per Two People)

  • Bear Canister
  • Water Filtration System
  • Stove and Fuel
  • Tent (Sharing is optional)

Group Gear (For Entire Group)(Provided by trip leaders)

  • Scrambling Rope
  • 4 x 8 ft Tubular Nylon Webbing (Double Runner)
  • 2 x Rappel Rings
Trip Reports