Are you ready for whitewater? Rafting trips are a fun and exhilarating way to explore our waterways that flow off the foothills and mountains of Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park. As most areas, our rivers are fed by both snow melt and rain, so plan your river trip earlier in the season. The best whitewater rafting is March through early June on most Olympic Peninsula rivers.
Trip times are daily 10:00 am and 2:00 pm- Reservations Required
Sol Duc River
You will paddle over a dozen Class II and III wave trains, drops and boulder gardens of the Sol Duc River, blasting your way through “Dirty Harry, Electric Slide, and Smooth Criminal.” Your half day adventure is packed with a super combination of scenery and whitewater, by far the most exciting whitewater available commercially on the entire Olympic Peninsula. If you are visiting Olympic National Park and would like to ‘mix it up,’ rafting the Sol Duc is sure to put a smile on everyone. You can expect to be outfitted with all the proper gear to keep you warm and comfortable while on your 3.5 hour journey. Please be sure to give us a call for reservations (360) 417-3015.
Rates: $79 per person, all gear included.
Rafting the Sol Duc River
Please Note- Rafting the Olympic Peninsula Rivers can be a truly memorable experience; however, the river levels are consistently inconsistent. Thus making this a very difficult tour to reserve. The Sol Duc River typically is only runnable (if we are lucky,) in the Spring. The river is much too low in the summer months. As a guideline, we do not run the river any lower than 850 cubic feet per second.
If interested in an adrenaline type excursion in the summer months, we highly recommend either a bike rental or guided mountain bike trip. For a wildlife experience geared towards beginners, paddling Freshwater Bay is hands down the best excursion available on the Olympic Peninsula.
Trip Check In Location: Sol Duc Hatchery located off Mary Clark Rd.via Hwy 101 West
Trip Check In Time: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
INCLUDED IN THIS ADVENTURE
– All raft equipment: including paddle, pfd (personal flotation device,)
kayaker style very comfy wetsuit, neoprene boots, paddle jacket, drybag, gloves and helmets as needed.
– A complete size range of gear is available: Youth XS- Adult 4XL
– Trip Duration- approximately 3 hours on the water
– Class III- intermediate whitewater
– Incredibly Scenic
– Best Raftable Whitewater on the Olympic Peninsula
– Sol Duc means “Sparkling Waters”
– Extensive Wildlife Opportunities
Mammals, Fish, Eagles
– Private Beaches
– Comfortable, Clean Equipment
– this trip is appropriate for ages 12 and older
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL
– suitable for beginner and up rafters
– active paddling is a part of the trip
– moderate level of exertion