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Washington whitewater, Sol Duc River

Clallam county, FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     11 miles
  This section of Sol Duc River is 11 miles long and has been rated as a class III section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Port Angeles, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good spots. The river winds through the Olympic Mountains and you get great scenery. There's camping
    available near Sol Duc River. The scenic beauty of Clallam County and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so pack your
camping stuff. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Washington are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few  
of the sections here are not easy.

Briefly about the general area:
On a great day at Sol Duc River you can take a hike along the Bogachiel Trail; if you're visiting from Port Angeles, you won't be the only one. If you adore the outdoors you'll adore it here in the Olympic Mountains. The Bogachiel-Hoh Trail is a good hiking trail right next door to Sol Duc River. Sol Duc River regularly gets a good deal of rainfall. The month of November is the wettest with most of the rain while July is generally the driest month. During the warmest time of the year, highs usually are in the 70's at Sol Duc River, and during the night it cools down to the 40's.

Sol Duc River, FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Sol Duc River.
 Whitewater Near Sol Duc River:
Goodman Creek, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1.3 miles long (FR 2931 100 spur access to Sol Duc River)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class III - 11 miles long (FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 5 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River - South Fork, Clallam County, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (FR 2920 Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 8 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge)
Calawah River - South Fork, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class IV - 7 miles long (Rugged Ridge Trail to Hyas Creek)
Sol Duc River - North Fork, Clallam County, 11 miles away
      Class IV - 5.3 miles long (North Fork Trail Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 12 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
Calawah River - North Fork, Clallam County, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 9.2 miles long (Balch Bridge to South Fork Calawah confluence)
 Ski Areas Near Sol Duc River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 37 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 85 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 91 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 97 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Sol Duc River:
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 17 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 24 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 30 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 31 miles away
Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles , 42 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sol Duc River:
Littleton Horse Camp, Clallam Bay, 2 miles away
Klahowa Campground, Clallam County, 5 miles away
Olympic National Park - Fairholme, Joyce, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Sol Duc River:
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 6 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel-Hoh Trail, Jefferson , 10 miles away,  20.8 hiking miles, 3229 feet elevation difference
Rugged Ridge Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  4.6 hiking miles, 407 feet elevation difference
Pass Trail, Clallam , 11 miles away,  11.8 hiking miles, 1206 feet elevation difference
Aurora Trail, Clallam , 12 miles away, 19.6 hiking miles, 5102 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 13 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
Pyramid Mountain Trail, Clallam , 14 miles away,  5 hiking miles, 2256 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sol Duc River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 37 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 23 miles away
 Lakes Near Sol Duc River
Lake Crescent, Clallam , 16 miles away

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