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Comet Falls

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 3.8-mile hiking trail leads to this stunning 320-foot waterfall.
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 3.8-mile hiking trail leads to this stunning 320-foot waterfall.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
82 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
77 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
136 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
43 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Houston, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The parking area for Comet Falls fits maybe 10 cars. It looks like just a turnout one the drive from Longmire to Paradise. But it's well worth it. As another reviewier said, the three step falls right before Comet Falls kind of lull you into thinking "that's it?" Then you walk for a few more feet, come through the trees... More 

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