Madison Falls Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 475 feet long and begins at 275 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 263 feet.
Madison Falls Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Madison Creek Falls’ 76-foot horsetail drop into a perfect woodland pool is an awe- inspiring scene; all the better that it is easily accessible via a relatively flat, paved, 250foot trail through the forest at the base of Olympic National Park’s wild and woolly Elwha River drainage."
--Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides).
"This paved pathway offers a gentle stroll on the floor of the Elwha River valley, visiting a stunning waterfall hidden at the edge of the valley. The trail is suited to all visitors and accommodates wheelchairs with ease. It begins near the Elwha River entrance station and wanders eastward across grassy meadows to reach an impressive waterfall on Madison Creek. Here the stream drops across a sheet cliff to reach the valley floor, and a lush mixture of hardwoods thrives in the abundant moisture of this pleasant pocket in the foothills. From the waterfall, turn around to return to the parking area."
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Madison Creek Falls’ 76-foot horsetail drop into a perfect woodland pool is an awe-inspiring scene; all the better that it is easily accessible via a relatively flat, paved, 250-foot trail through the forest at the base of Olympic National Park’s wild and woolly Elwha River drainage.This short trail is one of only a couple trails in Olympic National Park that allow dogs. Be sure to keep your pet leashed and under close control. Pick up the marked, paved trail by the small parking area and follow it as it winds into the side of the gorge and terminates at an overlook right below Madison Falls."
--Lisa Wogan , Best Dog Hikes Washington (Falcon Guides).
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