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Marymere Falls Trail in Olympic National Park

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If you’re itching to explore the lush landscapes of Olympic National Park, then hiking to Marymere Falls is a great place to start!

This is one of the best hikes at Lake Crescent. Here’s what to know before you go.

Marymere Falls Info

Distance: 1.7 miles
Type of Trail: Out and Back
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 298 feet

Other Important Notes:

  • No dogs allowed.
  • You’ll need to pay the entrance fee or display your National Park Pass.

Finding Your Way to Marymere Falls

Located near the shimmering waters of Lake Crescent, the trailhead to Marymere Falls is pretty straightforward to find.

Hikers walking in front of Storm King Ranger Station.
The Ranger Station marks the start of the hike.

Just make your way to the Storm King Ranger Station, where you’ll find ample parking. From there, you’re ready to tackle the gentle trek that promises enchanting views and a cool waterfall!

The Trail

The path to Marymere Falls is a friendly adventure, almost anyone can take on this hike. Stretching about 1.7 miles round-trip, this trail is a stroll through Mother Nature.

Woman crossing wooden bridge on the trail to Marymere Falls.
Along the trail, you’ll cross over a bridge.

You’ll wander among towering old-growth trees, cross charming bridges over Barnes Creek, and hear the sounds of nature along with the trickling of the waterfall in the distance.

Getting to Marymere Falls

And then, there it is—Marymere Falls. Cascading gracefully from about 90 feet above, this waterfall is a beaut.

Me staring up at Marymere Falls from the viewpoint area.
This will soon be you!

You’ll find plenty of spots to snag that perfect photo. This might not be the biggest and most powerful waterfall in Washington, but it’s definitely a favorite, considering it’s so easy to get to.

Tips for Your Visit

  • This trail isn’t demanding, but it pays to come prepared. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, and don’t forget your water bottle.
  • Washington’s weather can be fickle, so layer up and maybe bring a rain jacket, just in case.
  • Timing is everything. Aim for an early start to beat the crowds and catch the falls at their most serene.
  • Remember to stick to the trails and leave no trace, ensuring this beauty remains untouched for years to come.
  • You’ll want to head here in spring to see the falls at their best; it does get a bit smaller and drier in summer and fall. We were here in August, and you can tell from our photos the water wasn’t as gushing.

Beyond the Falls

Olympic National Park is brimming with wonders, so why stop at Marymere Falls?

Nina on the top of Mount Storm King overlooking Lake Crescent.
The summit of Mount Storm King.
  • Once you get here, you’ll notice there’s a trail split; if you take the other way, you can hike up the mega Mount Storm King trail before heading to Marymere Falls. This is what we did, and it’s an awesome combo hike!
  • Head out on Lake Crescent for a paddle out on the water or a picnic at La Poel with your own private day-use site.
  • Go next door and hike to Sol Duc Falls if you’re still in a waterfall mood. Or, Hurricane Ridge isn’t too far off from you either. Pop by there for epic views and tons more hikes.

We love the Marymere Falls trail, and it’s a must while visiting Olympic National Park. We hope this helped you plan your trip!

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