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

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Two stunningly beautiful large waterfalls, and more

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2014
KendianaJones
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Burien, WA
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Vail, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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225 reviews 225 reviews
105 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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Kennewick, Washington
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386 reviews 386 reviews
91 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Snowy in spring. A bit of effort takes you up to a lovely, long bridal waterfall. Great in the fall. Frisk in the pool. Go the extra distance to Van Trump Park for great views of Rainier and St. Helen's. The continuing trail to Longmire is boring and buggy. monotonous down.

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Seattle, WA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This trail is steep! Bring water! This trail is in the trees until you breakout at the falls. We actually did this trail before the landslide closed it in 2012. I don't know when it will reopen. There is great pika habitat too.

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Portland, Oregon
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171 reviews 171 reviews
136 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Looks like the full trail will remain closed throughout the year, since there are still warnings about the snow pack at trail end. We actually didn't get to see Comet Falls - disappointing, but it was a foggy afternoon. We could hear it and I'm guessing could have seen it from where the trail ended but no luck with the... More 

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connellsville,pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The trail was great. Just enough to give you a workout. 900 elevation climb. Took about an hour 20 minutes to climb up and 55 mins to go down. Last 400 ft still closed on 08-11-2012.

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Glenelg, Maryland
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187 reviews 187 reviews
47 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Over the winter of 2011/2012, the bridge to the last 1/4 mile of this trail was washed out, so you can't actually get to the falls. Local trail groups are working to restore the bridge at the top, but it wasn't open when we hiked up (August 2012) and there was a notice about the closure posted on the trail... More 

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