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As of 10/10/18 the road is open. Trail is in great shape. Wonderful fall hike.

Excellent option when the Hoh was closed down. Still get a good flavor of rainforest on a very easy trek. Dog friendly, on leash of course.

So gorgeous. Try to go on a sunny day to see just how crystal blue the water is!

This was an excellent trail, clear path. Probably will do it again soon.

A sweet little trail to a lovely waterfall. We walked this Sept 28th and it was not too crowded.

Lovely, short, easy. Next to a river. Lush.

loved it! Plenty of room for everyone!

hiking
21 days ago

Short uphill hike, scenic views with some great trails nearby!

Great for kids! Just the right length and easy. Just North of the Lake Cushman campgrounds.

hiking
25 days ago

Pretty hike. Interactive info panels along the way which were interesting. Id skip the hime along the lake...a bit dull.

Stopped here 09/09. Was one other car in the parking lot but didn’t see anyone. Not really a hike at all if that’s what you are looking for because I think the falls are like 50 ft from the parking lot but it was easy to get here and it was worth it for a quick stop to see the falls and also across from where you park it opens up to a river with nice views. So I wouldn’t go really out of the way for this specifically, especially if you are short on time but if you are in the area and it isn’t sacrificing anything else I’d say it’s worth a stop.

Nice, easy, short trail. Lots of interesting trees and a cool bridge. Be sure to take the short detour to see Big Cedar Tree. It’s no longer standing but still awesome. Don’t forget to climb in the roots for a cool pic!

hiking
29 days ago

Totally not worth the drive to this falls BUT... go across road to the Elwha river! Fun to walk around there. Cleat water. Watched for wildlife and had a picnic.

Nice little hike, water is a clear blue, pretty area

It was breathtaking.

Great hike 9/8/18. Well maintained trail alongside beautiful blue water. This easy trail provides stunning views, old growth forest and even a few opportunities to swim in the clean, clear lake. Can’t wait to return!

Nice hike that loops around the river. Cool bridge everyone takes pictures on. Worth the hike for a nice outdoor walk.

Super easy and short looped hike with options to keep going. Beautiful moss covered trees and crystal clear water!

hiking
1 month ago

In early August, this trail was dry and easy to follow for 3/4 of the hike, but the final quarter to the waterfall was a bit more challenging as the incline was quite steep. There are lots of uneven stairs to aid. My 65-year-old dad, who has bad knees, completed the hike with the aid of a hiking stick.
The waterfall was beautiful, but I’m sure would be incredible in the spring. The hike starts and ends at the beautiful, clear Lake Crescent. It was gorgeous.
I took away one star due to the crowds on the trail.

Easy and great hike. There is roughly 2 miles of gravel so be careful when driving down the road. Easy to find trailhead and not very crowded for Labor Day. Views in every direction along the way.

My favorite place in the Olympics. I've hiked this trail plenty of times at every season. To me is the perfect show case of the Olympics for family and friends to see. Easy and scenic . I've taken all sorts of people through the loop. On a warm day, you can jump off the rocks. The water is cold but crystal clear. Make sure to take the little detours to appreciate it's beauty!

Easy hike with great old growth forest. Hiked in reverse and enjoyed the best canyon view at the end of the hike.

Beautiful views of the water and easy enough for my three-year-old to walk on his own. Great for family time.

Beautiful. The lake is gorgeous.

Easy and absolutely gorgeous hike through old growth beside a glacial river.

Perfect! Easy, good hike, good views and interesting trail.

walking
1 month ago

2star for waterfall,1star plus for a beautiful forest and the path around the waterfall and by the lake.

easy...good warm up for bigger hikes..lots of people though. Nice little waterfall.

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