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by gowest youngman
March 7, 2010
From journal Whale Watching and Searching for Mt. Baker
January 22, 2006
From journal Washington: Big Beaches, Big Mountains, Big Forest
May 11, 2005
This is a very easy and pleasant 1.5-mile round-trip hike. The parking is on the north side of Highway 101, and then you walk through a tunnel under the road onto a fairly level trail to Marymere Falls..
Having been to several falls in the US and Canada, I don’t find anything spectacular about Marymere. It is not something I would make time to see. However, it is a worthwhile stop if you have limited mobility or small children, or are interested in a short visit to something scenic. For us, we were coming back from the Hoh Rainforest and it was on our way. It was there, so we went, and it was a pleasant hour well spent.
From journal Olympic Peninsula - The All-Weather Vacation
Port Angeles, Washington
February 8, 2002
The hike is 1.8 miles roundtrip. Even though it is a fairly short hike, there is a big payoff – a 90 foot waterfall cascading in a shimmering ribbon down a rocky cliff. On the way to the falls, though, take note of the interpretive signs posted along the trail. The signs are very educational – they explain all different aspects of the rainforest. Also, watch underfoot for banana slugs, a rainforest resident that is easy to miss. I love the lush vegetation in the rainforest. The mosses soak up any noise and you are surrounded by a peacefulness that I haven’t found anywhere else. The plants also hang down around you and push toward you from outside the trail – fabulous!
When you get almost to the falls, the trail goes up a series of wooden steps to a viewing platform. The falls are great! The picture I have posted doesn’t do it justice because I couldn’t fit the whole falls in the picture. We had the whole place to ourselves, so it made the falls even more enjoyable. On the way back to the trailhead, I noticed a spur trail going off the main trail. The spur trail looked like it went up at a steep grade, and I wondered if it went to the top of a nearby peak. What a great view that would be, looking out over Crescent Lake, the rainforest, and probably even out to the Straight of Juan de Fuca.
While visiting the area, you may want to spend more time checking out Crescent Lake. We didn’t have time while on our whirlwind tour, but it would have been nice to find out if there is a trail that goes around the lake. It is on Forest Service land, so you could maybe even bike around the lake. Something else to add to my To Do list for my next visit to the Olympic Peninsula (it is a pretty long list by this point!)
From journal Olympic Peninsula Roadtrip