Marymere Falls Hike

Olympic National Park

Western Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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Marymere Falls Hike

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  • Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) along the Barnes Creek Trail en route to Marymere Falls.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) along the Barnes Creek Trail en route to Marymere Falls.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Temperate rainforest along the Barnes Creek Trail en route to Marymere Falls.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Old-growth western redcedar (Thuja plicata) along the banks of Barnes Creek.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Barnes Creek footbridge en route to Marymere Falls.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Marymere Falls, Olympic National Park.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Marymere Falls, Olympic National Park.- Marymere Falls Hike
  • Marymere Falls, Olympic National Park.- Marymere Falls Hike
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
90-foot cascade. Old-growth cedars along Barnes Creek.
Cons: 
Very crowded.
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Region:
Western Olympic Peninsula, WA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
National Park Pass
Total Distance: 
1.80 mi (2.90 km)
Trailhead Elev.: 
570 ft (174 m)
Net Elev. Gain: 
500 ft (152 m)
Trail Uses:
Hiking
Trail type: 
There-and-back/Loop
Dogs allowed: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Partly cloudy until afternoon.
69°F
56°

Mon

Clear throughout the day.
74°F
56°

Tue

Clear throughout the day.
75°F
59°

Wed

Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
73°F
59°

Thu

Partly cloudy in the morning.
73°F
58°

Fri

Clear throughout the day.
76°F
55°

Sat

Clear throughout the day.
77°F
56°
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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If you are staying in the Lake Crescent area in Olympic National Park and you aren't quite up for the more demanding trek up Mount Storm King, the hike to Marymere Falls is a short walk that pays off with a huge reward. The 90-foot falls is one of the most popular stops in this area (most likely tied with Sol Duc Falls), and for good reason. Falls Creek rushes through a gap in the cliff and makes an impressive two-stage drop, and when flows are high the entire amphitheater is filled with the sound of the cascade.

The short trail to view the falls leads through a typical Northwest understory of ferns, moss, devil's club, and vine maples; magnificent old-growth cedar and western hemlock form the canopy. Near the falls you'll see two viewpoints, high and low, that are positioned perfectly for photos. This wide, mostly level trail is a very good choice for families with children who are up for the walk and modest climb. You'll have plenty of time to get this walk into your schedule before you grab some lunch and spend some time on the water at nearby Lake Crescent Lodge and beach.

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