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    1 week ago
    Absolutely gorgeous hike and backpacking trip at royal lake. The road to the trailhead is full of potholes in a few miles. Good elevation with full backpacks. Great views of Mt Deception at upper lake. Did day hike there. Waterfalls, deer, bunnies and marmots. Sublime!
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    1 month, 1 week ago
    First hike into the Hoh. Will bring backpacks next time and head up to Mount Olympus!
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    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Heavily populated. Great scenery in the late spring. Lots of backpackers. Slide camping on the trail.
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    2 months, 1 week ago
    The hike is signed as 2 miles but the trail continues further to about 3 miles. The trail conditions are excellent for the first 1.5 miles but obstacles (especially downed trees) make the trail increasingly difficult. As one approaches the NP boundary the obstacles are quite large but the trail remains easy to follow. The final descent / scramble to the creek is probably outside the park boundary. No benches. Great forest for hiking. No open viewpoints.
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    3 months, 3 weeks ago
    With Marilyn and Sarah. Lovely We want to backpack in and camp at river Not many people. Only three parking spots.
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    4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Beautiful forested hike. Snow begins around 1.5 miles in but path is compact all the way to the lake. You will need microspikes and poles!
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    6 months, 2 weeks ago
    The snowshoeing started at the parking lot and onward with 86” of snow. At times we’re about the canopy of the tree lines as we scaled upward towards the top. There a few inclines that were difficult to make, I recommend alpine MSR snowshoes. I used some Japanese off brand and they did very well! The hike has awesome views of the Olympics on the way and to the top of the mountain.
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    7 months, 2 weeks ago
    Picked a particularly dreary day to hike this loop - most of it was obscured by clouds. And by “obscured” I mean “inside” clouds almost the entire time. The elevation sees to that. While it wasn’t raining, being in a constant cold mist will chill you pretty quickly without the proper gear. Thankfully my friend and I had gloves, rain layers, and hats so as long as we kept moving, everything was fine. Honestly, I couldn’t have had a better time, despite the weather. A beautiful hike with extremely varied landscapes and no shortage of breathtaking scenery. I can’t wait to do this loop again in better weather (say late Spring instead of mid October) so I can take in the full view. We got a late start and so ended up hiking the last several miles in pitch dark with headlamps. Well worth the trouble!
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    7 months, 3 weeks ago
    Stunning old growth, few views.
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    I must have read 10 descriptions of the Heart o’ the Hills, Lake Angeles, Klahhane Ridge, Heather Park Loop and none of them did it justice. We recorded it at 13.45 miles but went down to the edge of Lake Angeles and back tracked the short distance to the UNMARKED trail up to Klahhane Ridge. The climb up to the ridge is a spectacular grunt. The lake with its signature island is simply a gem from high above. The trail along K Ridge is such a varied, weave back and forth with priceless views of Mount Baker, Vancouver Island, large cargo ships in the Strait, Mount Olympus, Grey Wolf Ridge, on and on. The vertical striations of Mount Angeles nearly strike me speechless every time I’m on the ridge, and coming up this different trail, with the mountain before you, only enhanced the effect. Then, the junction with the Heather Park trail, dropping down just below Mt Angeles toward the Ennis Creek headwaters but hugging the side of the cirque and then pushing up a gully ( another significant grunt), and over a low point in the rocky ridge line that ends with Mt Angeles. The view into that next valley, which seems to hold Little River way down there, floored us. The rock was varied and dramatically sculpted, one massive dome jumped right in front and below us. The trail wound along the valley edge, exciting ledges and heights, crumbling gullies, all leading to one more 200 foot push (yet another thigh burner) up to what might be the Heather Park camp site, or First Top or both. Then the long, beautiful plod through the forest to the bottom. We saw 3 people on the the Heather Park stretch, maybe 3 climbing up to K Ridge. This is appropriately rated as strenuous and worth every bit of the effort.
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    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    Great hike along Barns creek. Started the recording on the way back to the trail head. This is half of what we did. Start early to mid morning. We started early afternoon and did not have time to do as much as we would have liked.
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    10 months ago
    The hike to the top is steeeeep but the view makes it well worth it. Hiking out/along the road is pretty with views of the river. The overlook of the demolished dam and river valley are also something to see.
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    10 months, 1 week ago
    Soggy day one, clouds rolled in before we could summit Carrie, but we saw like 20 bears so thats dope 🐻
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    10 months, 3 weeks ago
    Park at the lot near the trail head
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    11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quick but absolutely beautiful, even in the fog
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    12 months ago
    We were able to snag a pretty good itinerary with two nights at Elk Lake, so we were very excited for this one. We started off from the campground on Friday morning, which let us miss a lot of the day hiker traffic and get an early start for a 15+ mile day. It was beautiful in the forest and along the river, but a bit of a long hike no doubt. Elk Lake is a fine place to camp, but nothing special unfortunately. There isn't easy access to the lake and it wouldn't really be possible to fish (wish I had known that before bringing a pole!). The outlet steam is also pretty warm and murky, so we headed 1/3 mile down to trail to filter water from Martin Creek. That said, Elk Lake was a great basecamp for splitting up the trip! The hike up to the glacier from here gets quite steep, but the views improve steadily. Just before Glacier Meadows is an immense washout. You'll need to go down a long, steep ladder and rope over a 200-foot hillside, and it's not for the faint of heart! I imagine it'd be pretty hard with a full backpack, but plenty of people managed. Apart from this, the trail is in great shape. The final trip up to the glacier is pretty steep, but well worth it. I'd definitely recommend going to both the lateral and the terminal morraine. The lateral morraine is quite a bit more difficult but provides a better view of the glacier, so you'll probably want to do that one first. Our hike out was a bit of a slog as it got hot, and the trail was busy on a Sunday afternoon near the visitor center. Our feet were hurting pretty bad, so a dip in the ocean at Ruby Beach was welcomed.
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    1 year ago
    Gorgeous views! Mosquitoes were many and relentless from about a mile before Royal Lake until we got about about a half mile from the upper basin and the areas with some lingering snow. Otherwise, this hike was perfect--blue skies, great hiking weather, and spectacular scenery!
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    1 year ago
    Trail is well groomed so it’s the elevation gain that might get some folks. Not for the physically challenged. Views of Lake Crescent and Straits of Juan de Fuca are phenomenal!
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    1 year ago
    This hike is so awesome
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Great hike!
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    Excellent hike going past Sol Duc Falls. It was a bumpy ride going up with unsteady rocks underfoot most of the way, but the view was worth it.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
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    1 year, 5 months ago
    Wonderful views of the Olympic Mtns and the Ocean. Enjoyed the entire snowshoe.
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    1 year, 7 months ago
    A great simple hike to a great overlook of Port Angels and Victoria BC. Wide path but snow covered.
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    1 year, 8 months ago
    Great weather above the marine layer. Sunny and cool. Great views of TYLER, Baldy, Gray Wolf from the west capped by exceptional views of Mount Olympus. Pretty unparalleled, especially in November.
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    1 year, 9 months ago
    This was my first time above 5,000 feet and my first time hiking in a National Park. I’m a decently fit person in my 30s and it was a challenge to maintain a good clip as the elevation gain comes throughout the long 7mi trek. Amazing views at the top although it can get cloudy, blocking some magnificent views. However, for being in October in the PNW, it was gorgeous. Some steep points but no equipment needed.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    Heavenly walk through the woods for the first 4miles. Mile 5-6 start to get your heart rate up, and the last 1.4miles is hard. I did also have an over night pack with all my gear, which that weighed ~30-35lbs. Make sure to start early to beat the heat and to get a good spot at the lake!
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    1 year, 12 months ago
    nice quality trails, elevation gain is comfortable, fishing is fun, lots of space for camps, try the upper basin.
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    2 years ago
    Off of 101 turn onto Lake Crescent Rd towards ranger station. The trail is incredibly well maintained. Young children and strollers are no problem. I would not make a special trip to see these falls. However if you have time and are driving by no reason not to stop
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    Hiked the loop as a 2 night backpack trip this past weekend and it was amazing. Wildflowers are blooming, perfect peninsula weather conditions (70s and sunny blue skies), and rugged trail made this one of my favorite backpacks and hikes in the PNW. We stayed at sol duc river #4 and lunch lake. At lunch lake you will be constantly swarmed by mosquito's - you've been warned. Amazing trail starting in the dense forest near sol duc falls that goes all the way into the high alpine with breathtaking views of seven lakes basin and Mt. Olympus.
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    2 years, 2 months ago
    One of the best hikes in the area to get an unbelievable view of Crescent Lake and check out a cool WWII lookout. We started hiking around 1 pm and came back around 5:45 pm. On our way up, we saw a few people coming down, but on the way down we were completely alone. I’m shocked we saw less than 10 people on this hike during Memorial Day. Around mile 2, you’ll cross a small gully - beware of your footing. Once you cross it, the elevation starts to climb and you’ll start to sweat. Bring bug spray - the bugs were pretty brutal at the top since there wasn’t much wind.
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    2 years, 10 months ago
    A great backpacking trip that follows the river though the valley with elevation gain stretched over many miles. Ample campsites at the end and requires a permit and bear canister to hike. The chalet was moved back due to the receding river bank and will most likely need to be moved again. Rangers were camped back in the valley checking permits. This is a perfect hike to do with friends, especially if they enjoy a variety of tree species. Break up the mileage by camping in designated campsites along the way.
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