See the famous Sol Duc waterfall, traverse the Seven Lakes basin, travel through incredible old-growth forests, and view the high alpine peaks of Olympic National Park all in one trip! This trip will allow you to see so much that Olympic has to offer. As you travel through the largest concentration of glacial lakes in the park, you will also be able to see wildflowers, marmots, and even mountain goats. This hike into the mountains will reward you with outstanding photo opportunities as well as the peaceful quiet of the high country.
This trip begins at the Sol Duc Trailhead at 9 am. We will take time to become acquainted with our gear and trip logistics before we begin hiking. Along our roughly 8 mile hike, we will ascend 3,000 ft, see incredible waterfalls, and enjoy panoramic views of the Olympic Range. We will set up camp and have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area before enjoying dinner and the sunset.
Today we’ll continue our route around the Seven Lakes Basin, visiting Heart Lake and Lunch Lake. We’ll settle in for the night nestled in old-growth fir trees at Deer Lake Camp.
On the 3rd day, we will complete the remainder of our 17 mile hike through the Seven Lakes Basin. We will hike back downhill, along the Sol Duc River, through the forest and back to your vehicles. Unpack, say goodbye to new friends, and head on to your next adventure.
We include backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, pads, trekking poles, and eating utensils at NO EXTRA COST as needed. All profits from our guided trips go towards our non-profit youth summer camp program.
Note: All trips are subject to Lasting Adventures obtaining the necessary wilderness permits. Although our success rate is 98%, should we not obtain the exact trail-head, a trip of equal quality will be obtained. Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. Lasting Adventures is recognized for its commitment to safety and risk management. Itineraries may be changed in order to minimize risk exposure.
*All trips are pending permit availability which we gain around mid-late February. Please refrain from making travel arrangements until we have confirmed dates.