Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company’s Olympic National Park Sol Duc hike will take you to an area of the park with the largest concentration of glacial lakes. High mountain peaks and sub-alpine meadows surround the Sol Duc region. Campsites along this route can be scenic destinations in and of themselves because of the outstanding mountain views from these sites. Marmots and mountain goats can be spotted in this area as well as the occasional Roosevelt Elk.
This guided tour can be offered in either a 3 day or 4 day version, both of which follow the same loop through Olympic National Park. On the 4 day Sol Duc tour the group breaks takes 2 days to hike from Lunch Lake to Appleton Pass, camping the night at the scenic Heart Lake which is at 4,744 feet above sea level. The hike to Heart Lake is only 3.5 miles, leaving time for the group to take to day hike along the High Divide that afternoon.
*Route Variation - Our specific hiking route and campsites on each departure are dependent upon permit availability.
Upon meeting at the trailhead parking lot, the group will pack up at start hiking to the Seven Lakes Basin. Waterfalls and amazing views of the Olympic Range is just some of the awesomeness you will get from today. After 6.7 miles (10.8km) and a 3,000ft (914.1m) increase in elevation, the group will reach camp at Lunch Lake for the evening and take the rest of the afternoon exploring the other lakes in the basin. The total hiking distance is 7.8 miles (12.8km).
After breakfast, the group packs up camp and heads back to the High Divide Trail and the summit of Bogachiel Peak. At this point Mt Olympus is in clear view to the south. We will ascend over 2,000 ft over 2.5 miles to camp at Appleton Pass, 5,000ft (1,524m) in elevation. Total hiking mileage is 9.9 miles (15.9km).
From Appleton Pass, we return to Sol Duc River and follow the trail along the river, hiking downhill towards the familiar Sol Duc Falls to complete the loop. Along the way, the trail will pass through several stands of organic first-growth forests that are typically the larger trees to grow in the Olympic Rainforest.
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Trip Cost Per Person
- All permits, fees and taxes
- All food while on the trail prepared on the trail by your guide.
- Double occupancy tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, trekking poles. A single tent is available for an additional $50.
- A certified, medically trained guide that will lead you safely on your journey.
- An unforgettable experience!
Our prices do not include guide gratuity (15% to 20% of the tour price is recommended).
Booking and Cancellation Policies
A deposit of 50% of the total trip price is due upon the booking of a trip. The balance is due no later than 60 days before the date of departure and will be charged to the card on file unless otherwise specified. If you decide to cancel your trip for any reason, the following fees apply and are due to Just Roughin' It at the time (prior to departure) we receive written notice of your cancellation.
We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance to cover any and all monies paid out for your trip. Travel insurance companies will cover all your non-refundable fees and have several packages and different price levels depending on how much coverage you need.
Upcoming Trip Schedule
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The below dates are not necessarily set in stone, so if there are dates that work better for you, send us an email and we'll see what we can do about setting up a different trip date for you! Please note that dates listed below that are 4+ months in advance of your trip date are not guaranteed until permits are released by the park service, BLM, etc. It is best to not make additional travel arrangements, i.e. flights, until we have confirmed your dates. Yep, this is for real!
|Number of Days||Dates||Price/person|
|3 days||May 11,2017 - May 13,2017||$675||Check Availability / More Info|
|4 days||Jun 26,2017 - Jun 29,2017||$875||Check Availability / More Info|
|3 days||Jul 12,2017 - Jul 14,2017||$675||Check Availability / More Info|
|3 days||Jul 28,2017 - Jul 30,2017||$675||Check Availability / More Info|
|4 days||Aug 7,2017 - Aug 10,2017||$875||Check Availability / More Info|
|4 days||Sep 12,2017 - Sep 15,2017||$875||Check Availability / More Info|
|3 days||Oct 13,2017 - Oct 15,2017||$675||Check Availability / More Info|
Not seeing the dates you want? Send us an email and we'll see what we can do. Please note that dates listed above that are 4+ months in advance of your trip date are not guaranteed until permits are released by the park service, BLM, etc. We advise you do not make additional travel arrangements, i.e. flights, until we have confirmed your dates.