Bogachiel River Trail

This moderate 23 mile route with 1,000 feet of elevation gain follows the Bogachiel River through stunning and seldom-visited rain forest to the Mink Lake-Little Divide junction before heading down to Sol Duc Hot Springs. Hike along one of the Olympics' great rainforest rivers cutting through a rain forest of ancient giant trees draped in moss and frequented by legions of elk, before ascending into a remote and wild valley.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 23.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • 500 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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Upcoming Activities

Intro to Backpacking Field Trip - Bogachiel River Trail

Backpacking Field trip: Introduction to Backpacking
Preference to Tacoma Introduction to Backpacking students. Trip will open to all Mountaineers to register
Difficulty: Easy, Easy/Moderate
Sat, Aug 10, 2024 - Sun, Aug 11, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 4; Instructor registration open now
Tacoma Branch
Frank McCracken
Qualified Youth Leader
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