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Itinerary 3: Sol Duc - Lake Crescent

Itinerary 3:
Day 1: Seattle - Lake Quinault (156 miles)
Day 2: Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park
Day 3: Forks - Olympic National Park
Day 4: Sol Duc - Lake Crescent (35 miles)
Day 5: Lake Crescent - Seattle (110 miles)

Day 4 - Olympic National Park - Lake Crescent

Morning activity: Casual Hikes around Lake Crescent.
Sol Duc Falls: One of the most photo-graphed spots in the park, experience the wild beauty of Sol Duc Falls. In three separate falls, the water pounds furiously down through a deep canyon. Enjoy the short trail leading to this natural treasure discovering the lush rainforest along the way.

Lake Crescent: In the north end of the Olympic Peninsula, with Mount Storm King looming in the background, Crescent Lake is one of the northwest’s best-kept secrets. As a lake that some once swore was bottomless, it provides some of the best rainbow trout fishing around. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along its shores.
Marymere Falls: One of the state’s most attractive and popular falls. A one-mile creekside trail rises then forks, leaving day-trippers two options for viewing the 90-foot plunge above emerald Lake Crescent.

Mt. Storm King: A 1.7-mile trail to stunning vistas of the entire lake as well as Lake Sutherland and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the distance. Spruce Railroad trail: Travel this family- friendly trail winding four miles along the north shore of stunning Lake Crescent. Much of this trail runs on or adjacent to the World War I Spruce Railway bed and offers excellent Lake Crescent views.
Afternoon activities: Raft trip down the Elwha River with Olympic Raft and Kayak. Tour Lake Crescent with a rented row boat.
Port Angeles: Visitors enjoy public art, heritage tours, and a sea life center downtown, This Olympic Peninsula community is also a notable events town as well as a hub for outdoor enthusiasts and a staging area for trips to Victoria, British Columbia.
Dinner and overnight: Experience the charm of the turn-of-the-century Lake Crescent Lodge Located inside Olympic National Park it serves as a base camp for the variety of recreational activities in the park. Optional evening activity: Symphony, Catch a community playhouse performance in Port Angeles

Sol Duc Falls and Sol Duc River, Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles
Sol Duc Falls and Sol Duc River, Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles



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