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Madison Falls trail revamp underway at ONP

July 7th, 2014 - 1:53pm

(Port Angeles) -- Work is now underway to revamp a short Elwha Valley trail in Olympic National Park that leads to a popular scenic destination.

The one-tenth of a mile-long Madison Falls Trail closed to public entry for three weeks on 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 revegetation of the work area.

The project, along with several others, is made possible through a 50-thousand dollar grant from the Washington’s National Park Fund awarded earlier this year.

O-N-P Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum says they are grateful to the Washington’s National Park Fund for their support of trails in Olympic.

She adds the Madison Falls Trail is one of the park's most popular and accessible trails and the project allows continued access for visitors of all mobility levels.

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.

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