Royal Basin Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,956' 901 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,711' 1,741 m
Low: 2,755' 840 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A great day run to a gorgeous and serene mountain lake or pop up a tent for an overnighter!”— Katie Bryant
Definitely take the time to run around the lake once you reach your destination. There are plenty of little treasures, great views, and places to jump in if the weather is cooperating. Not far from the lake there is also a waterfall. My husband and I discovered it as we could hear it. Follow the sound of the water off to the right side of the lake as you approach it and you'll find it about a quarter mile away. It was a great place to take a refreshing "shower" the next morning.
I highly recommend this as an overnight trip because sunrise over Royal Basin is breathtaking. Lace up and enjoy!
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park