Marymere Falls Nature Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 590 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 198 feet. Near the trailhead there are grass, parkings, and restrooms. Marymere Falls and another viewpoint can be seen along the trail. There is also a pier along the trail.
Marymere Falls Nature Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Marymere Falls is one of the most popular trail destinations in Olympic National Park. Thousands of sneaker-clad tourists trek up the easy trail to this falls, which offers them a welcome opportunity to stretch their legs. Of even greater appeal, however, is that the falls is a very beautiful and photogenic destination set in a mossy canyon where the waters of Falls Creek drop impressively over a basalt cliff and spread out in a veil at the base. You won’t have this trail to yourself, but you also won’t regret the relatively minimal effort required to reach this lovely spot."
--Douglas Lorain, Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
"A short hike through majestic temperate rain forest leads to sublime views of 119foot Marymere Falls, where Falls Creek cuts through a high cliff notch and horsetails down for the upper half of its drop before fanning out into a mossy green amphitheater below. While you won’t likely be alone—Marymere Falls is one of the top attractions within Olympic National Park—it’s well worth a stop and the short hike to get there."
--Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides).
"From the shores of Lake Crescent, this trail offers a short trip into a beautiful old-growth forest of Douglas fir, then crosses Barnes Creek and climbs a steep stairway to Marymere Falls, a 90-foot cascade. There are interpretive signs along the way, and the forest portion of the trail can be readily negotiated by wheelchairs."
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
"Much like movies and restaurants, waterfalls can be evaluated and rated with stars for their scenic qualities. This four-star waterfall with a short and easy access trail has been a favorite with families for generations. The trail, through old-growth forest, is wide and level for 0.75 mile before crossing Barnes Creek and starting up the ridge alongside the falls. Children love walking its log bridge and climbing up alongside the waterfall. They run ahead to scout what comes next, then run back to report to parents."
--Joan Burton, Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
"A pretty little waterfall popular with the summer masses or a lonely valley coveted by those seeking solitude and old-growth splendor—your choice. Mosey up a damp, mossy glen to witness Falls Creek tumbling over Marymere Falls, or hike along Barnes Creek up a secluded valley shrouded in
ancient timber. Or hike them both!
Consider visiting in winter when plenty of runoff promises the most spectacular waterfall showing at Marymere Falls. Dogs are prohibited."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
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