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Pets allowed
No
Elevation Gain
?
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.80 mi (2.90 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

90-foot cascade. Old-growth cedars along Barnes Creek.

Cons

Very crowded.

Trailhead Elevation

570.00 ft (173.74 m)

Net Elevation Gain

500.00 ft (152.40 m)

Address

Barnes Point Rd
323
Port Angeles, WA 98363
United States

Features

Historically significant
Waterfalls
Old-growth forest

Location

Field Guide

Comments

06.29.16
Did this short hike after a picnic lunch at Lake Crescent. It was a perfect little hike with a great reward.
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