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Marymere Falls

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.0581, -123.7889 Map & Directions
Length
1.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
500 feet
Highest Point
1100 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Marymere Falls in May 2014. Photo by Patrick Motschenbacher. Full-size image

Walk among old-growth giants as you travel to one of Olympic National Park's best-loved waterfalls. Continue reading

  • Old growth
  • Rivers
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Waterfalls

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Hiking Marymere Falls

Near the shores of Lake Crescent, depart from the Storm King Ranger Station on a paved path and continue through the old-growth forest for 0.5 miles to a junction.

At the junction, follow the left path, continuing upstream under a towering green canopy of conifers and maples. Sword ferns and carpets of moss line the wide, well-maintained trail. Shortly beyond the Mount Storm King Trail junction, head right towards Marymere Falls. The trail crosses Barnes Creek and then Falls Creek before ascending 200 feet into the mossy, fern-laden ravine.

Here the trail forms a loop, offering two viewpoints of the 90-foot-high waterfall. The viewpoint on the hillside looks down on the falls, which occur as Falls Creek plunges through a notch in the cliff. The lower platform gives a view directly opposite the base of the falls. Marymere Falls was named in honor of Mary Alice Barnes, sister of Charles Barnes, a member of the Press Expedition and homesteader along the shores of Lake Crescent.

Upon returning to the first trail junction, consider taking the path that follows Barnes Creek downstream to the Lake Crescent Lodge. This route passes through more old-growth forest and links into the family-friendly 0.5-mile Moments in Time Trail, which begins near the Storm King Ranger Station. Wandering through the woods and along the shores of Lake Crescent, the Moments in Time Trail offers exploration of Barnes Point and views of the lake and Pyramid Peak.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

1 mile of this trail is accessible. There are stairs to the waterfall viewpoints, but the first mile of trail goes through forest and along Marymere Creek.

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Marymere Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0581, -123.7889 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Drive west on Highway 101 from Port Angeles for 20 miles. At milepost 228 turn right into a large parking area signed for Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls. Continue 0.2 miles to the Storm King Ranger Station (on the shores of Lake Crescent).

The paved, horseshoe parking area is near the Ranger Station and restrooms, as well as a boat launch. Begin your hike on the Marymere Falls Nature Trail.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

Marymere Falls (#50)

Olympic National Park

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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