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Aurora Divide

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast
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Length

14.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 4800 ft.
Highest Point: 4750 ft.

Rating

3.20 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2018
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 
 

Start hiking from the Mount Storm King and Marymere Falls trailhead on a smooth rock and root free trail through the quiet forest. The trail soon reaches Highway 101 and dips beneath the highway to cross it.

Shortly after that comes the junction with the Mount Storm King trail. Stay straight on the Barnes Creek trail, passing by Marymere Falls. Only 0.1 miles after that comes another junction. Here, stay on Barnes Creek Trail, which is much brushier and narrower than the way has been up to now. 

After three miles, arrive at another junction. This one is for Aurora Divide. Take a right and begin climbing; after about 4 miles, you'll finally come to the ridge.

 

Aurora Divide

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0585, -123.7883 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

Aurora Divide (#59), Barnes Creek (#48)

Olympic National Park

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Getting There

From Port Angeles, continue west on Highway 101 for 20 miles to Barnes Point at milepost 228, turn right at a sign tilted" Lake Crescent Lodge and Marymere Falls." You will shortly come to a stop sign and turn right, continuing to the parking area. Google Maps will get you to the trailhead by searching Marymere Falls Trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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Aurora Divide

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