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High Divide

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
47.9553, -123.8358 Map & Directions
Length
9.63 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
5111 feet
Highest Point
5384 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Hiker on the High Divide Trail. Photo by HikerFrank1 Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Summits
  • Lakes

High Divide trail makes up a section of the Seven Lakes Basin trail and leads to the Bailey Range Traverse. While campsites exist along this route, it's important to reserve your spot in advance of your visit here. Continue reading

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Hiking High Divide

High Divide trail makes up a section of the Seven Lakes Basin trail and leads to the Bailey Range Traverse after a junction with the Cat Basin Primitive Trail.

While campsites exist along this route, it's important to reserve your spot in advance of your visit here; the Seven Lakes Basin loop is one of Washington's most popular hikes and spots go quickly.

High Divide

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9553, -123.8358 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Port Angeles, follow Highway 101 west about 28 miles, passing Lake Crescent. Just beyond the lake, watch for the Olympic National Park sign for Sol Duc Valley Hot Springs Resort.

Turn left off 101 onto Sol Duc Hot Springs Road. Soon, you will come to a toll both where you will pay an entrance fee for the park. Continue on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road for approximately 12.5 miles until the end of the road where you will find parking for the trailhead.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

High Divide (#38)

Olympic National Park

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High Divide

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