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Washington whitewater, Sol Duc River

Clallam county, Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     3.1 miles
  The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Port Angeles, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Washington tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. The beautiful scenery of Clallam County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. You might be into
    whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling spots. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very near the river, but you'd better reserve
in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. There are plenty of other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This is a somewhat short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. This section of Sol Duc River in Clallam County is 3.1 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section.  
The wild scenery of the Olympic Mountains is great. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
While you're here at Sol Duc River you can take a hike along the Mink Lake Trail, and during your tour here you'll meet some folks from Port Angeles for sure. You'll really wish for more hours in a day to enjoy all the cool stuff in the Olympic Mountains. Have a good hiking adventure along the Aurora Trail. Sol Duc River is a wet spot that gets a large amount of rain. Most of the rain falls through November, and July is the month with the least moisture.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Sol Duc River.
 Whitewater Near Sol Duc River:
Sol Duc River - South Fork, Clallam County, 1 miles away
      Class IV+ - 3.2 miles long (FR 2920 Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 2 miles away
      Class IV - 3.1 miles long (Salmon Cascade to FR 2918 Bridge)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 2 miles away
      Class III - 11 miles long (FR 2918 Bridge to Klahowya Campground)
Goodman Creek, Clallam County, 3 miles away
      Class III+(V) - 1.3 miles long (FR 2931 100 spur access to Sol Duc River)
Sol Duc River - North Fork, Clallam County, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 5.3 miles long (North Fork Trail Bridge to FR 2918 Bridge)
Hoh River, Jefferson County, 8 miles away
      Class II - 20 miles long (Ranger Station to Highway 101 at Oxbow)
Lyre River, Clallam County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V - 3 miles long (to Lyre River Campground)
Sitkum River, Clallam County, 10 miles away
      Class II-V - 9.6 miles long (Brandeberry Creek to Hyas Creek)
Hoh River - South Fork, Jefferson County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 2.7 miles long (Park boundary to South Fork Campground)
Sol Duc River, Clallam County, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 7.5 miles long (Klahowya Campground to Bear Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Sol Duc River:
Hurricane Ridge Ski Lodge, Washington , 30 miles away, 800 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Cypress Mountain, British Columbia , 81 miles away, 2410 foot drop, 9 lifts, 52 runs
Grouse Mountain, British Columbia , 87 miles away, 1260 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Mount Seymour, British Columbia , 92 miles away, 1083 foot drop, 5 lifts, 23 runs
 Hotels Near Sol Duc River:
Lake Crescent Lodge, Port Angeles , 11 miles away
Rain Forest Resort Village, Quinault , 27 miles away
Lake Quinault Lodge, Quinault , 27 miles away
Miller Tree Inn, Forks , 30 miles away
Olympic Lodge, Port Angeles , 35 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Sol Duc River:
Olympic National Park - Fairholme, Joyce, 3 miles away
Fairholme Campground, Clallam County, 3 miles away
Littleton Horse Camp, Clallam Bay, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Sol Duc River:
Aurora Trail, Clallam , 5 miles away, 19.6 hiking miles, 5102 feet elevation difference
Mink Lake Trail, Clallam , 7 miles away,  7.8 hiking miles, 2790 feet elevation difference
North Fork Soleduck River Trail, Clallam , 8 miles away,  15.8 hiking miles, 1478 feet elevation difference
Pyramid Mountain Trail, Clallam , 8 miles away,  5 hiking miles, 2256 feet elevation difference
Lovers Lane, Clallam , 8 miles away, 3.4 hiking miles, 475 feet elevation difference
Deer Lake Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away,  6.8 hiking miles, 1835 feet elevation difference
Bogachiel Trail, Clallam , 10 miles away, 27 hiking miles, 4321 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Sol Duc River:
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles - WA , 30 miles away
Bogachiel State Park, Washington , 29 miles away
Olympic National Forest, Washington , 39 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Sol Duc River:
Salt Creek RV Park Golf Course, Port Angeles , 19 miles away
 Lakes Near Sol Duc River
Lake Crescent, Clallam , 9 miles away
Lake Sutherland, Clallam , 17 miles away

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