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Florescent green growth threatens to overwhelm the senses on this idyllic trail.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

2,079' 634 m

High

1,748' 533 m

Low

350' 107 m

Up

35' 11 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Lover's Lane Trail's manageable length and gentle grades make it a great option for families with children. Families may need to help younger children cross the river safely.

The Hidden Creek ford may not be passable after heavy rain.

Description

The slightly longer Lovers Lane trail gets a bit less traffic than the main Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail, but both connect Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort to Sol Duc Falls. The shady Lovers Lane Trail branches from Mink Lake Trail near the north end of the resort. This gently uphill path travels through the Sol Duc river valley upstream under magnificent old growth trees draped in thick moss. Boardwalks cross swampy areas and the trail makes frequent approaches to the Sol Duc River, one of the only on the Olympic Peninsula where salmon still run every season.

The one obstacle you'll encounter is crossing Hidden Creek without a bridge. It is pretty easily stepped across unless there has been a large rain storm, in which case hiking poles or a stick may help with balance. It is sometimes impassable! Soon after, you'll cross Canyon Creek using its quaint, one-lane bridge. Take in the double falls of Canyon Creek. From here, the incline increases somewhat to the junction with the Deer Lake Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Alder, maple, Douglas fir, hemlock, Sitka spruce, moss, ferns.

Contacts

Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

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  4.1 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#461

in Washington

#9,935

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Stop and enjoy the view on the way to Sol Duc Falls.
Jun 26, 2017 near Forks, WA
Old Growth
Mar 24, 2015 near Forks, WA

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