The Gorgeous 1.7-Mile Hike In Washington's Olympic National Park That Will Lead You Past Several Waterfalls
Olympic National Park is an otherworldly destination, and it’s jam-packed with stunning natural wonders to explore. And while you’ll find hiking trails of all lengths and for all abilities there, nothing tops a short, easy hike with an amazing payoff. And if you hike the Marymere Falls Trail, the visual delights never end.
Marymere Falls is located on the Northern Coast of the Olympic Peninsula, near Lake Crescent.
The entire trail is under two miles in length, but it covers a lot of beautiful ground and showcases the peninsula's rich diversity.
You'll start your adventure from the Storm King Ranger Station on a paved path and continue through an old-growth forest for about half a mile.
You'll eventually come to a junction, and you'll want to veer left.
From glimpses of Lake Crescent to the towering trees and tranquil river views, this trail showcases the rugged natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
And thanks to the wide paths and the gentle elevation, it's considered a good family-friendly hike.
You'll pass several small waterfalls along the way, each one more beautiful than the last...
... and before you know it, you'll see Marymere Falls.
Marymere Falls was named in honor of Mary Alice Barnes, sister of Charles Barnes, a member of the Press Expedition and early homesteader.
While the waterfall is spectacular, make sure to take some time to enjoy the views from the top.
They really are fantastic.
The Marymere Falls Trail is availavle year-round, although it's certainly most popular in the summer.
You'll need to pay the Olympic National Park entrance fee to enjoy it, but it's well worth it.
Have you ever hiked this easy, breathtaking waterfall trail?
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Marymere Falls Trailhead, 227693-227769 Olympic Hwy, Port Angeles, WA 98363, USA