Boardwalk on trail to Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

Boardwalk on trail to Sol Duc Falls

Called the most beautiful falls in Olympic National Park, and situated just a few miles from Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and Campground, Sol Duc Falls is a treasure year-round. Unlike other falls on the Peninsula, you view it from above on the brink as it falls 50 feet into the slot canyon below. In the autumn rainy season and early spring runoff this falls can be spectacular as it booms beneath your feet.

The hike to the falls is a short and easy one. From the Sol Duc trailhead, the walk through an old-growth forest to the falls overlook is just under a mile (1.6 miles round trip.) It's a mostly level trail with boardwalks and an occasional handrail fence making it suitable for hikers of all levels.

From Highway 101 near the Fairholme Campground on the north side of the park, drive south on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road past the resort to the trailhead parking lot (approximately 13 miles.) 

For a longer hike, start at the Mink Lake Trailhead on the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort property and do the 6.1 mile round trip Lover's Lane Loop. This hike adds a ford across a creek and another scenic bridge to your trip.

Bridge over Sol Duc Waterfall in Olympic National Park.

Bridge over Sol Duc Waterfall in Olympic National Park.

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Falls - a three or four prong waterfall depending on water flow

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