PORT ANGELES, Wash. — This is a two-part hike first to the summit of Mount Storm King, and the next to Marymere Falls. Start the hike on the shores of Lake Crescent at the Storm King Ranger Station.

The initial half-mile is flat, with plenty of moss-covered everything. Eventually, you come to a sign that points toward the Storm King summit. This is where the work begins as you quickly start gaining elevation.

About a mile in, you get your first real viewpoint of Lake Crescent below. Not far later, and you reach the end of the maintained trail. 

Ahead lies exposed rock that can be dangerous. Turn around here if the rocks are wet, or you feel uncomfortable going further.

If you choose to continue, a few unofficially tied ropes aid your trek up.

Follow a skinny, rocky ridge to a lovely view of Lake Crescent and the surrounding landscape. Just watch your step.

Once you’re done with Storm King, head back down the trail you came, and take a left at the main trail. Follow signs to Marymere Falls. Ascend a quick 200 feet that brings you into a ravine, and face to face with a 90-foot tall waterfall.

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