Marymere Falls hike in Olympic National Park, Washington
Marymere Falls hike in Olympic National Park, Washington

Marymere Falls hike

Olympic National Park
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Marymere Falls hike

Distance: 2.0mi
Elevation: 230ft
Time: 1h

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This hike through the stunning temperate rainforest to the mystical Marymere Falls is one for the entire family. You might think you’ve been sent back in time to the Jurassic Period!

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Getting there

Park at the Storm King Rangers Station. From Port Angeles go west on US-101 for 19.2mi, going halfway around Lake Crescent before turning right into the parking for the Rangers Station and the boat launch.

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When to do

Year round

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

Yes, at trailhead.

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Marymere Falls
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Route Description for Marymere Falls

Just beside the Ranger Station begin along the trail signed towards Marymere Falls. You will initially head east, descending down to the river before crossing under the highway and veering west again.

After a few hundred feet the trail will veer south as you head deep into the shaded temperate rainforest. You will arrive at a junction with the Storm King Trail; continue strait towards Marymere Falls. As you continue, you will get good views of Barnes Creek gurgling down.

You will reach another junction; turn right towards Marymere Falls. Shortly thereafter you will wind around the river and cross it on a nice bridge. A hundred feet further on you will cross another, more rickety bridge. You will soon arrive at a junction where you will turn left. You’ll begin your short but steep ascent to the falls.

Once you have finished your ascent on the well-maintained trail, you can appreciate the falls from this lower viewpoint. Another view can be achieved by continuing to gain a few more switchbacks to the upper viewpoint. From here you will then continue along the trail and meet back up with the original trail, completing the short loop portion of the hike.

Return the way you came back along the main trail to the parking lot.

Check out more amazing hikes in the Olympic National Park, like the Hoh River Trail, Ozette Triangle or the Obstruction Point hike.

Insider Hints

  • Many boating and camping opportunities exist on Crescent Lake.

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Papa smurph 1 year ago

You get to see a pretty nice waterfall from a nearby hill. Very accessible.

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T Rob 1 year ago

Easy short hike with beautiful falls

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Sally S. Norbert 1 year ago

This one by far is my favorite. Loved the giant trees!

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Lambert O 1 year ago

Nice views! Great for tourists and photography lovers.

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John Savage 1 year ago

Great easy walk to beautiful falls. Trail is well maintained. Amazing beautiful views.

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Tom Pack. 1 year ago

I have been there so many times and as usual, we enjoyed visiting the falls. It is amazing and beautiful

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Pana Cotta 2 years ago

The wooden bridge seems very old, but they still work, so I guess it's fine.

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Jordan Cohen 2 years ago

Perfect for short, brisk walks. Lots of shaded area for resting.

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Michael Suprano 2 years ago

Exquisite views all around. The natural ecosystem of this area is brilliant. Very impressive.

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Shick L. 2 years ago

Good views of Branes Creek. Beautiful waterfalls and rainforest. This is an amazingly short but rewarding hike.

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