Visit the lush forest near Sol Duc for a day hike or an overnight. Begin heading down the popular, well-maintained trail to Sol Duc Falls. Soon, pass the entrance to the Lover's Lane Trail, where the route begins climbing up to Deer Lake.
While many refer to the lake in the singular, it should be noted that there are actually two lakes side by side, though one is much smaller than the other. Along the way to the lake, hikers parallel Canyon Creek, which has several waterfalls. Stop to admire these and take some photos.
Once at the lake, you can stop to rest, or find the trail going around the lake to the campsites, if you're planning on spending the evening.
Hiking Deer Lake
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.9277, -123.8240 Open in Google Maps