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3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

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3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

We are staying at the Lake Cresent lodge for couple of nights and are driving from seattle.

I have never been to ONP before. Any itenerary suggestions?

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1. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

Have a look at www.kaleberg.com. Check the section on the park. You will find lots of pictures and descriptions of trails and places to visit.

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2. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

Thanks much for the reply.

I have looked around and made a list of places to visit like

Hurricane Ridge

Hoh Rain Forest

Rialto Beach

Ruby Beach

Sol Duc Hot Springs

But I am struggling to fit them in a proper itinerary with as much less driving duplication as possible.

Does the following itinerary sound feasible?

Day1:

Start Early from Seattle.

Drive to Hurricane ridge and hike there

Drive Back to Lake Crescent

Day 2:

Sol Doc Hot Springs

Rialto Beach

Back to Crescent

Day 3:

Hoh Rain forest

and???

Thanks Much.

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3. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

That seems fine. It's hard to avoid the driving and distance realities.

Have fun. Enjoy,

chuck.

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4. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

Great, relaxing itinerary. You can combine the Hoh Rain Forest and Ruby Beach, unless you are taking a really long (over 4 hours) hike at the Hoh Rain forest.

Do be aware that Sol Duc Hot Springs is a set of swimming pools in a fenced, concrete enclosure. They are not "wild" hot springs. On the other hand, the trailhead to Sol Duc Falls and Deer Lake is right down the road.

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5. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

I am going to suggest a heresy. Since you live in Bellevue dont worry too much about the itinerary, just go. You can visit again later very conveniently.

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6. Re: 3Days and 2 Night trip to ONP. Itenarary suggestions?

You might want to think about going to just one of the beaches (Rialto or Ruby) and doing it on the same day as the Hoh River as Kaleberg suggests, so you don't take the long drive to the same general area on two of your days. For example, start in the morning for the Hoh and end with the sunset on the beach before heading back. There also other interesting places near Lake Crescent such as the hikes to Marymere Falls and Mount Storm King and the Elwha River Valley, if you want to limit the driving.

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