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The final trek to the falls is a steep uphill climb, with the choice of two lookouts, one about 50 feet above the falls, the other at its base. Madison Creek Falls Madison Creek Falls is an easy hike just west of Port Angeles. Follow U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic Hot Springs Road. Turn south and follow the road to the parking area. The trailhead begins right at the gravel parking lot. This is the Olympic National Park’s most accessible waterfall — only about 150 yards from the parking area over a fully paved, accessible trail. The falls is listed as a 60-foot-high cascade by the National Park Service. Several old-growth trees and stumps line the trail. A nearby picnic area in an old orchard


provides an easy place for families to dine and enjoy the beauty of the Elwha Valley. Sol Duc Falls Sol Duc Falls can be enjoyed year-round, but the route might require snowshoes in the winter. During the early spring, the runoff from the falls is pretty spectacular. Take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles for 30 miles, or 26 miles east from

Forks. Turn southeast on the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Trail guide maps are available at the trailhead. There is a wide gravel trail and a railed viewing area at this falls. Be careful when crossing the bridge over the falls. The wooden planks are slippery from the constant spray from the falls.


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