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Madison Falls Trailhead

4 locals recommend ·

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Michelle
Michelle
September 09, 2019
Easy trek, it's a short walk to a beautiful waterfall spot. Paved, short walk with bathrooms available. Especially good for wheelchair and/or stroller access. Allows those who may not be able to hike into a more remote falls to enjoy a waterfall.
Eric
Eric
July 05, 2019
A quick stop on the way out to Lake Crescent or the coast, Madison Falls is wonderful. Just an easy walk, maybe only a couple of hundred yards from the parking lot, to the falls. Great photo stop.
Katie
Katie
March 24, 2017
Madison Falls, at the Elwha Valley Entrance to Olympic National Park, is located just off Olympic Hot Springs Road, 10 miles west of Port Angeles. A short paved trail follows Madison Creek to the base of this delightful falls, which drops 45' into an accessible pool. As long as your on Olympic Hot…
Aaron And Imelda
Aaron And Imelda
July 10, 2016
Easy hike! 0.2 Miles roundtrip. Paved trails.

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Route
“The Spruce Railroad Trail is a rail trail located on the shores of Lake Crescent about 20 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington, and is part of the 134-mile-long Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail follows the former Port Angeles Western Railroad grade along the shores of Lake Crescent”
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Park
“a beautiful beach, cool war era bunkers, cliffs, camp grounds and recreation area. this place has it all. there are 2 access points so check them both out and be aware that tide changes affect amount of beach access. this is a favorite place for surfers and stand up paddle boarders as well as sea creature hunters and seeing a spectacular sunset.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Enjoy the beautiful trail with moss covered trees, bridges and streams on your way to the falls. Our 2 & 6 year old can make the hike.”
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Food
“Visit a winery, wine tasting, cheeses and more. A great option for a rainy day too! ”
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Natural Feature
“Situated near the mouth of the Quillayute River just north of the town of La Push, Rialto Beach is one of those beaches that invites you to explore. Plan on a leisurely 3-mile round-trip walk from the parking lot at the southern end of the beach to access the tide pools, sea stacks, and the unique Hole-in-the-Wall formation at the north end, and be sure to watch for otters and seals in the surf and whales in the distance. You'll know you are getting closer to the north end as Gunsight Rock comes into view. The tide pools at this end of the beach are rich with sea life, and the rock formations are fascinating. Layers of sandstone and mudstone eroding at different rates create dramatic linear foregrounds for the sea stacks that sit a little farther from shore. The Hole-in-the-Wall formation is part of this process as well: this gap is left behind as the ocean works away at the softer layers in the larger rock, leaving a perfect frame for the sea stacks a little further down the beach. Tide Pool Safety and Etiquette Respectful and cautious behavior in and around tide pools will keep you safe and protect the fragile wildlife for generations to come. Be sure to follow these rules of thumb: *Particularly during returning tide, be careful and keep an eye out for "sneaker waves." *Only step on dry, bare rocks and sand. Seaweed and/or algae can be extremely slippery. *Do not step on any marine life, barnacles or mussel clusters. *Do not pull, prod, poke or tear at any species. *Do not take any shells, feathers or sea-life away from the beach”
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Location
Port Angeles, WA 98363