Marymere Falls
Marymere Falls
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A trail in the Olympic National Forest.
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  • GoVols79
    Chattanooga, Tennessee3,761 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marymere Falls
    Marymere Falls was one of the last things we did during our day in Olympic National Park. We arrived a little after 6 pm and there was plenty of parking. The hike is very easy with some steps at the end to view the falls. The falls aren’t huge but the area is very scenic. After hiking we spent some time on a dock overlooking Crescent Lake. It was a great way to end the day.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • kencatron
    Las Vegas, Nevada1,766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fun, pretty hike
    Very pretty hike that isn't very difficult. Lots of scenery and less than 2 miles. The waterfall is nice but it's really not what most people would consider a "waterfall". It's more of a large drop from a creek but it's still worth seeing. We actually liked the hike much better than the falls itself and there are plenty of other waterfalls in the area that are more attractive. But, again, well worth the hike.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,818 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Waterfall just Inside Olympic National Park
    There are so many incredible waterfalls in Washington, but the highlight of the Olympic Peninsula is Marymere Falls just inside the National Park west of Port Angeles. Marymere is great to combine with Storm King Trail or Lake Cresent as parking lot for the falls is on the lake and accessed by the same trail that leads to Storm King. Both of those are great attractions for the park, but due to time we were mainly there for the falls. The trail to the falls is only 1.7 miles round trip with only 298 vertical feet at the end outbound leg as you approach the falls. You hike through a beautiful forest while crossing the creek a couple of times before reaching a sheer cliff in the mountain face where water falls some 100 foot in a white line that splits a green background of moss growing on the cliff face. It is not the tallest or the largest volume, but it is one of the prettiest in its backdrop. You will have two great vantage points to view the falls from different elevations. All in all this is a beautiful stop in Olympic that is very close to Port Angeles.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
  • nationalbiscuit
    Sequim, Washington578 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    splendid hike
    this was a lovely little hike! just under 2 miles out and back with lush forestry. the end is steep but the stairs and railings are nice. seems good for those wanting a scenic hike. very kid-friendly, no pets allowed.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 January 2024
  • cohoman
    Sammamish, Washington2,366 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome hike
    The King Storm Ranger Station is at the trailhead to the falls, but unfortunately it was closed until the summer. Most of the trail was flat and easy to hike, but as you get closer to the falls there are stairs to hike up. It was a nice hike and I'd definitely recommend it to novice hikers. Reasonable amount of parking and restrooms at the trailhead.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Gautam R
    Laurel, Maryland234 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Short Hike
    This is a really nice hike. Departs from the Storm King Ranger Station, with a pleasant stroll Through moss forests and old growth trees. Flat. The Waterfalls themselves are nice - not amazing, but not a bad payoff for a short hike close to the Crescent Lodge.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 May 2024
  • dreamspeaker
    Middleton, Wisconsin542 contributions
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    Lovely hike through beautiful forest
    My highlight of this trail for me this trail was the trail itself. Though the falls are very pretty, the forest you walk through is old growth, and just damp enough to be on the edge of calling it temperate rainforest. Mossy trees, lots of ferns, mushrooms, and more on this trail make it really beautiful. The falls themselves can be as challenging as you make them. If you walk the whole loop which includes a lower viewing point and an upper viewing point, the path to the upper point is a little bit strenuous, but not awful. Or you can just enjoy the lower viewpoint. The only difficulty in the trail really is the elevation gain at the upper viewpoint, and the roots sticking up out of the ground, which make it pretty too. Whole trail is 1.5 miles or .8 miles each way.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2024
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Mandy W
Gainesville, FL268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We did 4 hikes during our stay in the park, and this one by far was our favorite. An easy hike for families, but still challenging in some spots. The final stretch is a steep climb up deep set steps. I wouldn't recommend that part if you can't climb a normal flight of stairs without pain or breathing problems. The falls are pretty, and the gigantic trees give an almost Jurassic Park feel.
Written 27 June 2020
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Cathy M
Wasilla, AK39 contributions
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May 2021 • Couples
It was suggested by the adventures In kayaking team not to miss the hike to Marymere Falls at Lake Crescent. It was a mostly easy hike through rainforest trees covered in moss. They were indescribable! And the falls were beautiful! It was only 1 1/2 miles round trip. Worth it!
Written 7 May 2021
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Lesley R
34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A very beautiful walk, easy for most people. At the end there are steps to view the waterfall. The waterfall is pretty, but not incredible. For us, the hike through the forest was better. The creek running through, and the green ferns and trees were gorgeous. Too many people, but everyone was polite. Couple this hike with a stop at Lake Crescent Lodge to have lunch or rent a kayak or canoe.
Written 18 July 2021
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA1,004 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Marymere is an easily accessible falls that is worth a look if it fits into your schedule. Have I seen better falls? Sure. Is it still nice? Yeah. If you have the choice of one, I would side with Sol Duc. Marymere's lot does not have a fee station to enter, which can make the lot more chaotic, but cheaper if you're looking to skirt the system. Sol Duc seemed to have better parking but has a fee station. Marymere is a tall waterfall without much volume and nice surrounding, whereas Sol Duc is a lower waterfall with a lot of volume and more unique look. Make your decisions based on that. You won't be disappointed though.
Written 1 June 2022
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Claudette C
Washington2,566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
This is a beautiful walk through the woods meandering through old growth and moss covered trees. The path is fairly well maintained and the log bridge is solid. One thing is to see the falls you have a steep incline on stairs (6-7 floors). That part of the trail while steep does have handrails all the way to the top.
Written 17 March 2022
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JohnHarris007
Naples, FL49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
At 1.8 miles round trip, this was the max distance we old folks (73 with disabilities and 74) would want. But the main trail is relatively flat and extremely well maintained with crushed rock about the entire way - rare roots or rocks as the crushed stone is well built up and the walk is easy, well till the end where you have to ascend 67 steps to get to the lower observation deck and another 30+ to get to the upper deck. Mind you these are not stairs, but steps from rail ties buried in the ground that vary in height and depth between steps. Some steps are high but most are ok. Still that is a lot of steps and elevation gain for us old folks. We made it all the way up, slowly and with some accolades from the younger adults who we held up from time to time who appreciated my wife's effort despite her limitations.
The falls is nice and worth some pictures but beware the 100 or so steps. We were glad we made it. However later we found Madison falls on the map which are only a tenth of a mile or less on a paved flat trail that is wheelchair accessible. It was nearly if not just as nice. Lovely and so easy. Oddly it is not mentioned much in the literature or the reviews of Olympic National park but it certainly should be. It is located in the Elwha valley just off US 101 between port Angeles and Marymere falls.
Written 31 July 2023
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Travelnat
United States128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
A stunning and easy to access waterfall if you are on a limited schedule. Close to the Lake Crescent Lodge, it is less than 2 miles round trip hike to see this. Saw people of all ages and abilities complete this hike. Towards the waterfall, there is a bridge to cross, and slight elevation gain with steps.
Written 5 June 2023
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Wanda H
Washougal, WA56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The trail was quite crowded but that was to be expected on an end-of-summer weekend. The last part of the trail is a steep climb up steps but the distance is short. Total round trip is a bit less than 2 miles.
Written 2 September 2021
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The trail for Marymere Falls is also the first part of the Mount Storm King trail which we did not do. We only did the 1.5 mile loop somewhat easy (until the end) hike to the falls on Saturday 7/31.

When you get close to the end to the falls, there is a little strenuous climb to the viewpoint. The beginning of the trail is through the forest. Flat and easy. We did actually see some people get down to the falls but we did not.

It was pretty crowded when we were there around 10:30 am. It took us 30 minutes to get to the falls.
Written 20 August 2021
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Novaart
Poulsbo, WA479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We really enjoyed this hike today-we started with our bikes on the Spruce railroad trail and then loaded them up for a shirt drive over to the Marymere Falls. By the time we arrived, noon on a Thursday, the parking lot was nearly full. There was a ranger station and very well kept bathrooms. The hike is beautiful. Of course it started out slowly, and inclined then closer to the falls, but I think it was pretty tolerable. We had a gentleman take a photo and he told us he used to run up the trail, but now that he was 80, he was unable to. That being said, there were areas that got our hearts pumping. We would definitely come back!!
Written 8 July 2021
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