Deer Lake & Bogachiel Peak


Day Hike - Deer Lake

Explore the scenic Canyon Creek Valley enroute to beautiful Deer Lake, our lunch spot and turnaround point, passing picturesque Sol Duc Falls enroute. This is part of the September 12-13 Sol Duc Hotsprings Car Camp, involving hiking the Sol Duc Falls loop on Saturday and camping Saturday night at Sol Duc Campground.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 10 AM at the trailhead at the end of the Sol Duc Road. 

This hike is part of the September 12-13 Sol Duc Car Camp involving hiking Saturday on the Sol Duc Falls Loop, camping Saturday night at Sol Duc Campground and doing the Deer Lake hike on Sunday.  After a camp breakfast and breaking camp on Sunday morning, we will drive to the end of the Sol Duc Road to meet at the trailhead there for the start of the hike.  Leader permission is required to assure that everyone registering for this hike is also registering for the Sol Duc Falls Loop hike and camping with us Saturday night at Sol Duc Campground.

This hike starts along Sol Duc River to Sol Duc Falls and then continues along Canyon Creek to Deer Lake, with a rather steady gain of 1,600 feet on a good trail.  After lunch at Deer Lake, we will return by the same route.  After the hike, there is the option for a second soak in the hotsprings and dinner stop on the drive home in Port Angeles, Sequim or Discovery Bay, depending on where we are at dinner time.


Deer Lake & Bogachiel Peak

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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