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.
- 1.8 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 500 feet
- Highest Point
- 1100 feet
Hiking Marymere Falls
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