Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Port Angeles with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A fun and quick little trail with plenty to see along the way. Starting at Lake Crescent, you pass through a small tunnel and into a mossy forest. It’s a straightforward walk to the falls with not much climbing at all. Perfect for all ages. We went in early July and the level of Mosquitos was border line unbearable. We found this was the case in most of the hikes we did so take bug spray! You will pass by a few bridges that cross over some creeks that are great for pictures. And finally once at the falls, make sure you climb up to the second platform for a better view. The falls themselves are not the greatest sight on earth but the trail makes it worth the easy venture.

We got to the parking lot at 5:30 and it took us about 1 hour 15 minutes round trip. Late afternoon was a good time to visit - not crowded and the setting sun creates some beautiful views along the trail.

You may want some bug spray. The mosquitoes were not bad but there were some flying about. A little citronella insurance policy might serve you well.

The falls are pretty and you can get quite close. The two foot bridges are picturesque, particularly the narrow one made from logs.

Easy walking until you get to the bridges, then there is a short climb to the falls. I would suggest going left on the loop and coming back down time same way. The lower falls view is superior to the upper view and the path is easier.

Definitely worth the time.

Great for children!

beautiful quick hike, but VERY CROWDED.

Easy hike with a small incline at the end.

Beautiful and super easy hike.

Short hike to the waterfall through tall moss-covered trees. Flat all the way then uphill at the end. The waterfall was gorgeous! Very tall.

Very fun

Short hike to the falls. Much more up close and personal, as you can make your way to the bottom and stand right at the foot of the falls. Do not miss this one. It does not take up much time from a busy hiking day to make a quick detour to this trail.

nature trips
27 days ago

Super short trail with a paved path so even someone in a wheelchair could enjoy the beautiful views. The waterfall was very pretty!

Super easy trafficked trail for all skill levels. While the falls were small it’s the overall beauty of the trail that was mesmerizing! .While the signs state no dogs, it was disappointing to see a large amount dogs on the trail.

hiking
29 days ago

Favorite views consisted of the lake through the trees at the beginning of the trail and the amazingly large trees that we saw throughout the trail. There were many great items to view along the way to the falls.

After doing this hike from the bottom many times have never gotten up much further than the 9th bridge due to time and or snow, ice conditions. This time made it quite a way up but was thwarted due to trail simply disappearing in a boggy area where several rivers meet. For the last half mile I went the trail was barely discernable but tracked with my GPS. However it simply stopped in a area of very dense brush, mud and difficult stream crossing. We still had about a 1000' of gain to make but could clearly see much of it would be bushwacking. So glad I did not do this as a key swap. Next time, will start at the upper and see if it's clearer from other side. either way this section will always be a monster to maintain.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike! Nice waterfall at the end.

Recommended! A bit crowded over Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful waterfall at the end. Trails are well maintained. Easy hike, took us approximately an hour.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little hike and the falls were beautiful!

Beautiful stroll.

Easy stroll. Hard to find.

it's a beautiful and relatively easy hike. we'll worth the stop if you have an hour or two to spare.

This is a short and easy hike. It is worth traveling you. you get to enjoy the drive by Cresent Lake and the lush greenery of the woods up to the falls. Enjoy!

Loved it! Excited to go back

hiking
2 months ago

Nice relaxing walk with great weather and reasonable traffic. The trails are in good condition. Great for family.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful and accessible for the most novice hiker.

Beautiful waterfall, but this is not a actual trail. The falls are right off the road. Parking and bathroom facilities available.

Gorgeous trail! We did this on a sunny day in March and it was perfect, plenty of traffic but not enough that it felt crowded

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short hike with 2 cool bridges to cross. Water is crystal clear.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a hike, but pretty waterfall. It didn’t feel as spectacular as Marymere falls.

this one is fairly easy,pretty but also very beautiful to see all the green and the water, fresh water at that. I've taken my granddaughter up there she's 6 months old it was just beautiful and didn't take very long

Beautiful! Super nice and easy!!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! enjoyed the falls and moss filled landscape!

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