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Marymere Falls
   Clallam County, Washington

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If not unquestionably the most popular waterfall in Olympic National Park, Marymere Falls fights for the title with Sol Duc Falls. Starting from the Storm King Ranger Station, a pleasant trail through the moss-laden forest accesses the 119 foot falls and serves as a prime attraction along the Lake Crescent corridor for people of all ages. The falls occur as Falls Creek funnels through a notch in a high cliff, often choked with a small logjam, plunging into a mossy amphitheater. A smaller lower fall of about 15-20 feet in height can be seen a short distance downstream (small bushes and trees partially obscure it from view however). The trail loops past two viewpoints for the falls, one high up on the hillside providing a view down on the falls, and the other from a ledge directly opposite the base of the falls.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Marymere Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

Marymere Falls was named for Mary Alice Barnes, sister of Charles Barnes, who homesteaded on the shores of Lake Crescent at the mouth of Barnes Creek.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

Marymere Falls is accessed from the parking lot adjacent to the Storm King Ranger Station along Lake Crescent, 22 miles west of Port Angeles along Highway 101 in Olympic National Park. Once past the ranger station the trail is funneled under Highway 101 through a short tunnel. A little more than half of a mile further, the Marymere Falls trail branches right and crosses Barnes Creek and Falls Creek one after the other, then climbs up a set of stairs and splits into the loop accessing both viewpoints of the falls. Total distance from the trailhead is about three-quarters of a mile.

Latitude

48.04953 N

Longitude

-123.78876 W

Elevation

1083 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Lake Crescent 7 1/2"

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Distance

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7.582 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

15.26

IWC

Unrated

RATING

43.85 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

119 feet

Tallest Drop

119 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

5 feet

Pitch

90 degrees

Run

30 feet

Primary Form

Plunge

 

Watershed

Puget Sound

Stream

Falls Creek

AVG. Volume

5.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

12 months

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jan 26, 2013

Re-surveyed and accurately measured this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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