Weather and conditions at Olympic can change quickly. For a safe and enjoyable trip, check road, campground, trail conditions, and weather information before your visit. Current road, campground, and weather information is also available by calling our recorded line at (360) 565-3131 updated daily.
The Sol Duc Valley is located in the northwest region of the park. Just 40 minutes west of Port Angeles, the Sol Duc is accessed by turning off Highway 101 onto the Sol Duc Road (directions). Always check the road conditions or call the recorded Road & Weather line for updates at 360-565-3131.
A general map and information regarding facilities, camping, picnic areas, and regulations can be found on the park's Sol Duc Valley brochure.
Places to Stay:
The concession-operated Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort includes the Sol Duc campground with 82 sites in old-growth forest, right along the river. Tent camping is first-come first-served. The resort also provides lodging and an RV campground; reservations are advised. The Resort is generally open late March through the last weekend in October. Lodging is also available in nearby Port Angeles or Forks.
The Sol Duc Valley has a number of longer hiking trails which explore both the valleys and the mountains. The High Divide Loop that passes through Seven Lakes Basin is a popular 2-3 day hike. The views of Mount Olympus are astounding on a clear day.
The Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort has a variety of activities, including mineral pool bathing, massage, and dining.
The Salmon Cascades overlook is another popular destination during late October/early November. About 5 miles down the Sol Duc Road, visitors come to watch the determined coho salmon leap over the falls on their way to spawn upstream in the Sol Duc River.
Make sure to check the park's fishing regulations!
Last updated: March 20, 2018