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Lover's Lane Loop

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast
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Length

5.8 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 480 ft.
Highest Point: 2000 ft.

Rating

3.54 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2016
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 
 

The Lover's Lane trail follows the Sol Duc river upstream, connecting Sol Duc campground, Sol Duc Falls and the resort.

The first tree-lined mile is easy and beautiful, but However,as you proceed upstream, the trail gets a steeper, moving away from the river into a beautiful virgin forest of towering Douglas-firs, hemlocks, and a few Sitka spruce.

It continues to climb steeply to Sol Duc falls, visible from a bridge in an impressively lush canyon. Crossed the bridge, stop for some photos, and return to camp or the trailhead via a trail on the other side of the river for a nearly 6-mile loop hike.

 

Lover's Lane Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9622, -123.8499 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

Lover's Lane Loop (#34)

Olympic National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

Olympic Mountains Trail Guide (Wood – The Mountaineers)

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula 2nd Ed. (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climbing No. 133S map

Getting There

From Port Angeles, travel west on Hwy 101 for 29 miles to Sol Duc Road. Turn left and continue for 14 miles, passing the hot springs, to the parking lot at the end of the road.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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