Trail Guide: Madison Falls in Olympic NP

Madison Falls is the perfect easy hike for families and waterfall enthusiasts alike. The trail is mostly level and just under 0.5 a mile round trip. It’s also an easy convenient spot when travelling along hwy 101 from Lake Crescent to Port Angeles making the the excursion a perfect quick stop to stretch your legs when travelling between the two popular spots. 

Trail Details:

Distance: 0.4 miles RT
Elevation: Flat
Fees: Included in the Olympic NP fee or with a National Park Pass
Facilities: porta potty

Trailhead:

If headed North to Port Angeles, turn right off hwy 101 onto Olympic Hot Springs Rd. The parking area will be 2 miles down the road on the left.

Our experience:

We had the trail and waterfall just about to ourselves for the 30 minutes it took to hike and take photos. Since we visited in sunny August with no recent rain storms in the area, the water was falling serenely but I’ve heard it can really rage after or during a storm. It was a great way to break up our drive for the day and see another small part of Olympic National Park.

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