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Lonely Planet Experiences: Excursion to Olympic Mountain National Park
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Excursion to Olympic Mountain National Park

As one of the most diverse ecosystems in the United States, Olympic National Park holds much for the outdoor enthusiast. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is in a remote peninsula nestled along the Pacific Ocean, and its unique biosphere boasts jagged mountain peaks, gorgeous wildlife, and glaciers.<br><br>Your small group excursion (you and up to 9 others) will take a full day, as you are driven to the highlights of what make Olympic National Park so special. The entire tour consists of a few hikes, amounting to roughly 4.5 miles of easy to moderate hiking, with lots of breaks as needed. After Hurricane Ridge, you will stop for lunch, where your guide can recommend the best places to eat. For this tour, dress in layers, as the weather patterns can vary throughout the day. Hiking boots are recommended, though not required, and the hikes require minimal levels of fitness. Return to Seattle at approximately 7:30 pm.
US$345.00 per adult
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naturetack wrote a review Nov 2020
Dallas, Texas718 contributions109 helpful votes
Relatively short walk/hike to the waterfall, which is the main attraction. There are some other really cool parts, like a giant rock streambed with only a small trickle of water present, or the loads of enormous plants and ferns everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled for chipmunks and tiny mushrooms!
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Date of experience: September 2020
GreatLakez wrote a review Aug 2020
Berkley, Michigan26 contributions14 helpful votes
Powerful waterfalls - well worth the hike. There are vault toilets (men's and women's) in the parking lot at the trailhead.
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Date of experience: August 2020
firemomof4 wrote a review Aug 2020
Moab, Utah35 contributions5 helpful votes
This is the must do waterfall hike of Olympic! Trail was easy. We did mosey as we had my 80 year old dad with us. Before Sol Duc we did Madison Falls and Marymere Falls. Sol Duc Falls totally kicked both their butts by a long shot!! First pic is Madison. Second pic is Marymere. Third pic is Sol Duc. It was incredible!! Well worth the beautiful drive up the road!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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TheLongLongTrailer wrote a review Aug 2020
Hartsburg, Missouri527 contributions331 helpful votes
I passed the falls on my way to hike the high divide trail. They are nice, but not worth the lengthy drive to get to the trail up to them. Unless you’re staying at the resort or hiking the trail, it might not be worth it to you, but the 0.8 mile walk to them is nice.
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Date of experience: August 2020
GoAlong2 wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington802 contributions318 helpful votes
This is one of my favorite short hikes in Olympic National Park. Just past the Sol Duc Hot Springs, the mostly level trail winds through the forest along a creek. While most of the trails is well groomed, there are a few spots with roots and rocks to navigate, but easy enough to do in tennis shoes. At about 3/4 mile, you are rewarded with views of the falls plunging into a slot canyon. The forest is cool an lush. This is a well traveled trail, so you will meet plenty of people along the way. During our hike most people we masked up for COVID when they passed people. On the road to the parking area, there is a stop for some cascading waterfalls in the river. Interpretive signs tell you about the river and the forest. It’s a good spot for a picnic too.
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Date of experience: July 2020