Hike to Marymere Falls
Washington › Marymere Falls Trailhead
Added by Kaiser Cunningham
- Distance: 1.8 miles roundtrip
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Elevation gain: 167 ft.
- Spectacular views of rapid rivers
- Stellar hike to the waterfall
- No necessary hiking gear besides good walking shoes
Marymere Falls (90 ft.) is located in Olympic National Park, near Lake Crescent. The falls can be accessed by a short, well maintained dirt trail through old-growth lowland forest consisting of fir, cedar, hemlock, and alder trees. The creek descends from Aurora Ridge and tumbles over Marymere Falls, then flows into Barnes Creek. The waterfall is one of the more popular attractions in the area, due to ease of access and proximity to U.S. Highway 101.
This trip can easily be done in an hour and a half, with occasional stops for photo opportunities and some wild gandering. It is best to go in the afternoon after a nice sprinkle, when you can enjoy the pleasant smell of petrichor.
About a half mile from the Storm King Ranger Station, there will be a junction where you will keep left. You will then cross a few bridges and rivers to get to the falls. Once you have crossed the bridges, there will be a slight uphill walk (easy for the whole family) to reach the viewing point of the waterfall.
- Good walking shoes
- Rain gear (just in case)
- Photo gear
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