Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

Field trip: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Backpacking Building Blocks Student-Only Backpack - Seven Lakes Basin & High Divide

This will be a two-night and three-day loop backpack around the Seven Lakes. This will be a moderate to strenuous trip with some beautiful views (weather permitting) and some side trail options for the go-getters.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 26.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft

Start: Meet at Sol Duc Trailhead parking lot at 10 am.  This should give everyone ample time to catch ferries and get out here.  

Finish:  Sunday late afternoon.  

Pass Required: National Park Pass (America the Beautiful)

*Priority for the trip will be given to the B3 Mentor Group, Summit Sistahs.  Others are welcome to join as space is available.

Trip details are outlined below.  There is a good amount of elevation gain and loss throughout this trip so be prepared.

Trip Plan: Seven Lakes Loop 

Friday: Meet @ Sol Duc Falls Trailhead.  Hike to Deer Lake Camp (3.5 mi; 2100 ft gain).

Saturday: Hike to Sol Duc Camp (7.4 mi; 3100 ft gain).  Optional side trip to Lunch & Mirror Lake (about 2.5 mi round trip; 500 ft gain)

Sunday: Hike back to Trailhead (6.9 mi; 1250 ft gain/ 3500 ft loss)


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

You will need:

  • Ten Essentials
  • Backpacking Gear for 2-nights, 3-days
  • Don't forget to pack rain gear, bug spray and sun screen!
  • Bear Canister is required!!!

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