Taiwanese-American blogging about his travels outdoors and occasionally his thoughts on life.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Hiking Marymere Falls, Lake Crescent, Washington (Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip)

From the Storm King Ranger station, right off the 101 north, is the trailhead to Maremere Falls.

Address: Lake Crescent Rd, Washington 98363

For more hike info:

See: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/marymere-falls
See: http://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/marymere-falls-trail
See: http://exotichikes.com/lake-crescent-and-marymere-falls-one-of-the-olympic-peninsulas-best-areas/

The hike I believe is less than a mile in from the station and only climbs near the end. You walk through a small grove of trees and enter a tunnel under the highway.

Before you enter, take the time to enjoy the lake one more time. You see it along the 101, but now you're closer to the water!

Out the other side of the tunnel, I feel it's only an additional 15-25 more minutes of hiking, mostly all flat.

Only near the end of the hike, does the elevation change, and only by a tiny bit. Immediately, you'll reach Marymere Falls.

After Marymere Falls, we continued on our way. The plan was to stay in Port Angeles, but the town looked uninteresting and we ventured further towards Seattle. As we got closer to the city, we found it difficult to secure a place to stay. A lot of places were booked completely. Apparently there was some big game in town, a charity event of sort. We eventually found a place to stay in Bremerton, which was conveniently because it allowed us access to the ferry into Seattle the next day.
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