Back in February we spent a weekend out on the Olympic Peninsula. One of my favorite parts about heading out to the peninsula is the ferry ride from Seattle over to Bainbridge Island. We left after work on Friday, so we got a cool view of the city at night.
Our hike that weekend was to Sol Duc Falls, an easy 1.6 mile trek to a beautiful waterfall. I love this shot we got of the sun peeking through the trees.
Confession – I am in love with waterfalls! And I’m also in love with taking pictures of them. We spent a lot of time here and got several great shots.
We actually thought this was Sol Duc Falls at first because of how beautiful it was! But it didn’t feel like we’d hiked that far into the forest. There were a few other families around that also commented the same thing before they turned around and headed back to their car. We almost started heading back as well, then thought maybe we should try to continue on a little further just to see if there was anything more.
Good thing we did! The real Sol Duc Falls was a little further down the trail and was very impressive. A bridge crossed over right next to these falls, and we got drenched with all the mist while standing there taking these pictures.
It’s a pretty good day when you get a bonus waterfall not even mentioned in the guide that is so beautiful you think it’s the hike destination!
Distance: 1.6 miles roundtrip
Elevation Gain: almost none
Location: Olympic Peninsula