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July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Olympic park’s Madison Falls Trail closed for improvements

Madison Falls is in the Elwha Valley of Olympic National Park. (photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Madison Falls is in the Elwha Valley of Olympic National Park. (photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail in Olympic National Park’s Elwha Valley has closed to public entry for three weeks beginning Monday.  Park trail crews and volunteers will make significant improvements to the trail, including construction of a new rock retaining wall, installation of new railings and trail surface, and replanting of the work area.

This project, along with several others, is made possible through a $50,000 grant from Washington’s National Park Fund, a nonprofit that channels donations to the state’s federal parks.

The Madison Falls Trail is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible and culminates in views of the 60-foot Madison Falls. The small picnic area and accessible restroom located at the Madison Falls Trailhead will remain open.  Restrooms and short walking trails are also available in and around the Elwha Campground, located a short distance away within the park.

Click here for more information on visiting Olympic National Park. Click here for recent Seattle Times stories on Washington’s national parks.

 

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