Sol Duc to Port Ludlow
Sol Duc to Marymere Falls
Drive time: 37 minutes
- Make time to squeeze in a short, early-morning hike that offers a big payoff. You’ll find the trailhead to Marymere Falls on Lake Crescent Road. The moderate, mile-long trail with steps leads to an awesome view of the towering, horsetail waterfall.
Marymere Falls to Port Angeles
Drive time: 30 minutes
- Continue east on U.S. Highway 101 and soak up the turquoise-colored waters of Lake Crescent on your way to Port Angeles, the largest town on the Olympic Peninsula.
- Take time to explore, have lunch or pack a picnic for your next destination.
Pro Travel Tip: Extend your trip. Many visitors stay multiple nights in Port Angeles. There are several lodging choices in and around Port Angeles, including affordable hotels and motels, bed and breakfast options, and camping and RV sites—all within a short distance of the stunning Strait of Juan de Fuca and Olympic Mountains. Looking for a fun day trip? It’s just 90 minutes from Port Angeles to Victoria, British Columbia, via the M.V. Coho passenger and vehicle ferry.
Port Angeles to Hurricane Ridge
Drive time: 45 minutes
- The snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains beckon. On your drive to Hurricane Ridge, make your first stop the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, where you can pick up a National Park Pass (required for entry to Hurricane Ridge), maps and backcountry wilderness permits.
- From the visitor center, take Hurricane Ridge Road for 18 miles to reach your destination. At 5,242 feet, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.
Smart Travel Tip: Hurricane Ridge gets snowfall autumn through spring, and the road isn’t always open. Vehicles are required to carry chains in the winter. Always check ahead. For travel conditions call 360-565-3131.
Hurricane Ridge to Port Ludlow
Drive time: 1 hour 40 minutes
- After an afternoon among mountain peaks, head toward Port Angeles and lower elevations. Continue east on U.S. Highway 101 toward the town of Sequim, home to quaint boutiques, art galleries and restaurants serving locally sourced fare. Sequim is an abundant agricultural center noted for its lavender, celebrated at the annual Sequim Lavender Festival the third week of July.
- Get a big dose of nature with a visit to the Dungeness Spit, a 5.5-mile natural sand spit and wildlife refuge just north of Sequim.
- Continue on U.S. Highway 101 and wind through the small town of Blyn, home of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and a collection of stunning hand-carved totem poles.
- Continue to the east side of the peninsula and the scenic marina town of Port Ludlow and the Resort at Port Ludlow. This year-round destination features a world-class golf course and the casually elegant Fireside Restaurant. Stay the night at the resort or opt for other nearby lodging options.