It's finally Spring! Which means, for the Subaru family, it's time to explore. It's time to get back out into nature, and take full advantage of our beautiful Pacific Northwest. With your Subaru all tuned up, dewinterized, and ready to go - you only have to decide the destination.
Washington has endless options, but have you ever explored the waterfalls? They're are so many, it would take days to track them all down! However, a great place to start, is around the Olympic National Park.
Take a day or weekend waterfall road trip and check out these five waterfalls to kick off your new season
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Rocky Brook Falls
One of the most spectacular falls on the Olympic Peninsula, Rocky Brook Falls cascade over 229 feet of rock wall. One of the easiest waterfalls to access, it's only a short walk to find your destination. This location could be the start or finish of a day long hiking trip, having to only walk about three minutes from the parking lot to check out this impressive waterfall.
Murhut Falls by Ebencalhoun is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Not far from Rocky Brook Falls, this two-tiered waterfall drops about 130 feet down a mossy wall into a small pool lined with trees. Sound like a fantasy location? It is! Whether you're wanting to get out in nature on your own for some reflection, or have a romantic destination with a loved on - these falls provide a special atmosphere to enjoy. It's a short and easy walk, with endless photographic moments on the way.
Third Beach, Olympic National Park by Ron Clausen is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Strawberry Bay Falls
Located at the south end of Third Beach is this incredibly beautiful coastal waterfall. The fall is described as a horsetail cascade, and plunges down 100+ feet over cliffs and rocks, into the Pacific Ocean below. Different from the other falls, this one can be reached by a nice leisurely walk along the sandy shores, enjoying the ocean and view the entire way there.
SPOON FALLS IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL TIMBERLAND, WASHINGTON NEAR OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK by Environmental Protection Agency is available in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration
Spoon Creek Falls
This waterfall tends to be overlooked among the other Olympic Peninsula falls, but is completely underrated. The fall is located in an almost hidden location, which drops over two tiers and 70 feet. If you're up for a short hike, this one is truly fun to find. Less than a mile trail will bring you to this secluded area.
Marymere Falls by alans1948 is licensed under CC 2.0
Take a 1.8 mile hike through old growth forest to experience this 90 foot waterfall. Located south of Lake Crescent, off Highway 101,this would be a prime fall to hike to with friends. Enjoy each others company while reaching your prize destination. You can get pretty close to the falls, but just be careful of the slippery logs and rocks!
Your Subaru will carry you to any nature destination you can put on your calendar. Having peace of mind for the vehicle transportation, gives you all the mental space you need to plan your hike, walk, or exploration away from the car. Need help transitioning from winter to spring? Click here to schedule an appointment at Suburb Service, or call (206) 705-8695 to reach our Seattle location. Show your Subaru some love.