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Aurora Divide

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.0585, -123.7883 Map & Directions
14.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
4,800 feet
Highest Point
4,750 feet
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  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfalls
  • Old growth
  • Fall foliage

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The Aurora Divide Trail branches off the Barnes Creek Trail and steeply climbs to Aurora Ridge. Aurora Ridge offers sweeping views of Lake Crescent, Mount Baker, and more. Continue reading

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Hiking Aurora Divide

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.

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Aurora Divide

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0585, -123.7883 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

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Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

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

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Aurora Divide

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