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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Activities: Hiking
Description: A 3.8-mile hiking trail leads to this stunning 320-foot waterfall.

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Keep going past the falls

This was the best of the 6 hikes I took. If you have the energy, make sure you continue to the top of the falls and on up to Mildred Point. I also heard Van Trump Park was cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Manhattan Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was the best of the 6 hikes I took. If you have the energy, make sure you continue to the top of the falls and on up to Mildred Point. I also heard Van Trump Park was cool to see, but didn't have the energy after going up to Mildred. Total elevation gain is about 3000ft I think. Stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The hike itself, while less than 2 miles each way, does give you a bit of a workout up to the Falls with the steady elevation gain. Along the trail you'll see several waterfalls and the trail hugs a creek for a lot of the hike. Once you're close you'll see Bloucher Falls, a beautiful multilevel waterfall, keep going past... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The hike to Comet Falls and, beyond it, Van Trump park has been my favorite hike in Mount Rainier National Park for the last 60 years. The hiker begins the journey hiking upward through virgin alpine fir trees that gradually become smaller and less dense as one approaches Comet Falls. The falls are aptly named because of the appearance of... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What beats a big, beautiful waterfall? Hiking above it to Van Trump park for amazing views of The Mountain looming over rainbow-splashed wildflower meadows! All worth the relatively intense 5 mile hike.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is an amazing hike (not easy but not extremely hard either) Go early or late (in the day). Wear hiking boots (although I have seen people in every kind of footwear). Bring water and possibly a snack. You can just hike to the falls which are about 1.9 miles (each way) The falls are incredible, 392 feet, but the... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It took me awhile to find the trail because it was not clear where the trail began, so I started walking up river and gave up on the idea of hiking to the falls after awhile and turned around and at the last minute decided that I would follow someone going the opposite direction. I eventually ended up at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What I really like about this hike is that you can walk right up to the waterfall. This is a good go to hike for taking your out of town guests. Not too difficult, but can be really hot in summer months as you are exposed for a large portion of the hike. 3 out of 5 compared to the... More 

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Burien, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Follow a tumbling, churning, white water creek upstream as it thunders through a narrow gorge of glacier-polished rock, on your way to two fabulous waterfalls, and numerous smaller waterfalls and cascades, all in less than 2 miles. At 0.3 mile, cross Van Trump Creek on a stout bridge, looking downstream over the top of Christine Falls. At 1.2 miles, the... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This trail is one of the best short hikes. There are views of the Comet Falls waterfalls just about the entire way. There are small diversions through the trail. I also liked seeing the cloudy glacial flour water at the start by the rubble. There's also a cool wood bridge to walk across. The trail becomes steep near the top... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is my favorite day hike to do at Mt. Rainier. You enter through the Longmeir gate of the national park. It is on the road that takes you up to Paradise. It can be very crowded in the summer. So if you go during the summer go late in the afternoon. Parking may be a challenge otherwise. To me... More 

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