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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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Well worth the hike!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
SharolinLesotho
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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 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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91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 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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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 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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