Madison Falls Nature Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Distance0.1mi
Elevation Gain263ft
Trailhead Elevation275ft
Top538ft
Elevation Min/Max275/538ft
Elevation Start/End275/275ft

Madison Falls Nature Trail

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."

"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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Waterfalls
Features
Olympic National Park, 600 E. Park Ave., Port Angeles 98362; www.nps.gov/olym; (360) 565-3130
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 29 E-9
Local Maps

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Nov 2018