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.
Overview Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the yearly total of 140 to 170 inches (or 12 to 14 feet!) of precipitation each year. The result is a lush, green canopy of both coniferous and deciduous species. Mosses and ferns that blanket the surfaces add another dimension [...]
The Cape Flattery Trail From the tip of this scenic trail, you can view Tatoosh Island while standing on the most northwesterly tip of the contiguous lower 48 States. Four observation decks on the Cape Flattery Trail provide spectacular views of the rugged rocks, birds, and jade waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific takes [...]
Olympic National Park Olympic National Park is on Washington's Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest. The park sprawls across several different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests. The summit of glacier-clad Mt. Olympus is popular with climbers, and numerous hiking and backpacking trails cut through the park's rainforests and [...]