Sol Duc Falls


Day Hike - Sol Duc Falls

Explore the rain forest along the Sol Duc River on a loop hike from Sol Duc Resort to Sol Duc Falls, where we have our trail lunch, returning on the opposite side of the river. Finish the day with an optional soak in the hot spring pools.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Meet at 10:30 AM Sunday on the front porch of the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.

This hike is part of a two-day car camp involving day hiking the Spruce Railroad Trail on Saturday, camping Saturday night at Sol Duc Hotsprings Campground, day hiking Sunday on a loop hike to Sol Duc Falls and soaking in the hot spring pools either Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  Anyone registering for the Spruce Railroad Trail hike must also register for the Sol Duc Falls Loop hike and camp Saturday night in one of the campsites reserved at Sol Duc Campground.  Leader permission is required to register for the two day hikes  to assure compliance with that requirement.

After breaking camp Sunday morning, we'll drive to the Sol Duc Resort parking lot, reassemble on the front porch of the Sol Duc Resort and then hike up the left side of Sol Duc River to Sol Duc Falls, our lunch spot, and then hike back on the opposite side of the river to  return to Sol Duc Resort, where we can end with a soak in the hot spring pools.

For a complete description of this car camp, click here:
Sol Duc Hot Springs Car Camp

For more information about all of the car camps I'll be leading this summer, click here:
2019 Car Camps


Sol Duc Falls

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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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