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Lake Crescent, Mt. Storm King & Marymere Falls

Lake Crescent, Mt. Storm King & Marymere Falls

Trip Highlights:

Lake Crescent

Mt Storm King

Marymere Falls

Mt. Storm King and Marymere Falls share the same parking destination. One is a very popular family friendly hike to a waterfall, and the other is an exposed romp up to a summit with fantastic views of Lake Crescent. While they can be done separately as you choose, we also recommend you do both and take a dip in Lake Crescent afterwards. Specific itinerary/plan can be discussed when meeting your guide in the morning.

Marymere Falls Hike
Difficulty Rating: Moderate
Milege: 1.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Mt. Storm King Hike
Difficulty Rating: Difficult
Miles: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 2065 ft


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4-6 Hours

Mileage & Difficulty:

5.8 miles


1-5 People: $500
6+ People: $100/Person

All Tours Are Private

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Meeting Directions:

Drive west on Highway 101 from Port Angeles for 20 miles. At milepost 228 turn right into a large parking area signed for Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls. Continue 0.2 miles to the Storm King Ranger Station (on the shores of Lake Crescent). Begin your hike on the Marymere Falls Nature Trail.

  • Departs From: Marymere Falls Nature Trail
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate/Difficult
  • Miles: 4 miles for Mt. Stormking, 1.8 for Marymere Falls
  • High Point: 2600 ft
  • Elevation Gain: 2065 ft for Mt. Stormking, 500 ft for Marymere Falls
  • Meeting Time: 8 am


The hike up to Mt. Storm King is well-known for its view of Lake Crescent and the surrounding hills from the summit. The hike itself is steep at times, and the trail is not maintained to the top. The maintained trail continues 1.5 miles from the trailhead, at which point turns to a climbers’ trail that is exposed and eroded. There are ropes in some sections to aid in climbing up and down, but be careful with your footing, and stop if you are uncomfortable about traveling down the slopes. The trail to the summit is 2 miles, but there are many great viewpoints along the way if you’d rather not travel up the unmaintained trail.

Marymere Falls is one of the most popular family-friendly hikes on the Olympic Peninsula. Starting near the shoreline from the Storm King Ranger Station, you quickly become immersed in the old-growth, moss-laden forest that surrounds Lake Crescent. The trail is very well maintained and relatively flat until reaching a set of nature stairs to the two Marymere Falls viewpoints. Both the lower and upper viewpoints of Marymere Falls are very picturesque!


  • All tours are private. This also means you can modify the day/itinerary as you wish with the guide as needed throughout the day and/or upon meeting at the meeting location.
  • Guide(s) carry first aid kits, water purification methods, toilet paper (for emergencies), sunscreen, and bug repellent. Please plan to bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottles, etc.
  • Should weather, fire, and/or delayed seasonal openings affect the chosen itinerary, a different itinerary will be offered. You will be kept in contact throughout this process.

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Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
Half Dome in a Day participant, 2021
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I did a private one-on-one hike with a guide to Half Dome. This was such an amazing experience! The guide was very knowledgeable regarding Yosemite, and I realized I wouldn't have completed it without the help of the guide. His expertise and calmness during the cables really enabled me to push through and complete this amazing hike!”
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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We were a group of 7 family members (ages 22-65 years old), for all of us was our first hiking/backpacking/camping experience. We all have such an amazing yet challenging experience, it was really worthy! Thank you so much to our guides Nicole and Jack for your cheers, your spirit, your cooking, your yoga time, your knowledge and for doing this family trip so great! We really enjoy it!!
Day hike guest, 2021
Day hike guest, 2021
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I booked a guided hike for Clouds Rest as I was unsuccessful in my ballot for Half Dome. My friend was unable to make it so I decided to book a guided hike for myself. From beginning to end, Lasting Adventures was great. They replied to me quickly, and my guide was excellent! He offered me hiking poles in case I hadn't taken any and had plenty other essentials on hand.

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