Seven Lakes Basin
Seattle, WA5.0 (2 reviews)
- Beautiful High Country
- Wildland Habitat
- Waterfalls & Rainforests
- Alpine Lakes & Wildflowers
- Stunning Views
- Wonderful Cuisine
Please Note: This trip is temporarily discontinued due to a landslide. It will be continued when possible. Apologies for the inconvenience. A great alternative is the Hoh River Traverse.
Do you have limited time and want to pack as much Olympic National Park adventure in as you can in 3 days? If so, this trip is for you! We traverse through a dramatic rainforest to high alpine lakes and stunning panoramas on this 3 day loop hike, making it a fantastic trip to do over a long weekend or as an add-on to more extensive traveling!
A moderate first day takes us up to our first night at Deer Lake, while day 2 delivers the big punches: a steep ascent up to the High Divide Trail, with views of Mount Olympus, the Seven Lakes Basin, and the Hoh River Valley. We’ll summit Bogachiel Peak, see alpine lakes, enjoy wildlflowers, watch for Olympic marmots and mountain goats, and soak in the views for several miles before dropping into beautiful Heart Lake for the second night. We’ll finish the hike by descending the Sol Duc River trail, back into moss-covered spruce and fir forests and tumbling Sol Duc Falls. Photo opportunities, wildlife, and serenity abound.
$1095 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 3
Our difficulty ratings are based on a scale of 1-5, tours with a rating of 1 being least difficult, tours with a rating of 5 being most difficult
- Backpack Weight:
- 25-35 pounds
- Daily Hiking Distances:
- 4-6 miles
- Most Elevation Loss:
- 2900 feet
- Most Elevation Gain:
- 1750 feet
- Quality of Trails:
- Well maintained
- This trip follows established trails with moderate daily hiking distances, but does have significant elevation gains and losses. Early season trips may have snow on the trails.
- be active and healthy
- exercise several times per week
- be comfortable hiking 6-8 miles per day in hilly or mountainous terrain with a 25-pound backpack
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Olympic National Park hike a solitude 3. You can expect hours of solitude at a time.
The most common way to reach Olympia is by flying into Seattle and renting a vehicle or shuttling to Olympia (approximately 1 hour). SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Seattle.
The shuttle to Olympia is provided by Capital Aeroporter and costs $30-$45 per person each way. Go to www.capair.com/olympia or call 800-962-3579 to make reservations.
Washington State does not charge sales tax on services, so there is no sales tax for this trip.
All trips in Olympic National Park have a 3% fee required by the National Park Service. This fee is applied when your reservation is made and is passed through directly to the national park.
There are no other taxes or fees associated with this trip. Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions!
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person