Marymere Falls is one of the favorite destinations for our guests at George Washington Inn. The falls are accessed along a well-maintained trail that heads south from the Storm King Ranger Station parking area at Lake Crescent. The trail winds through a moss-laden, fern-lined, old-growth lowland forest consisting of fir, cedar, hemlock, and alder trees that provide a mystical and magical overhead canopy.
Dropping from a height of 119 feet through a notch in a tall cliff on Falls Creek, the waterfall plunges into a mossy “amphitheater”. There are two primary viewpoints – one from a ledge directly opposite the base of the falls and the other higher up the hillside looking down at the falls.
The trail is approximately 1.8 miles round trip and is considered an easy hike. In fact, with assistance it is also an accessible hike to the lower viewpoint.
Give yourself plenty of time for this hike because you’ll want to stop frequently for photos and just to enjoy the beauty all around. Although the falls are the destination, the hike is as beautiful and enchanting as the falls.
Marymere Falls is located approximately 45 minutes west of George Washington Inn, so this hike can be easily combined with two or three other destinations to make an enjoyable day trip experience. The innkeepers will be happy to assist you in planning an exciting day trip just for you.