Spray Falls

Spray Falls, Mount Rainier National Park: Address, Spray Falls Reviews: 5/5

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Trailhead is at the end of Mowich Lake Road in Mount Rainier National Park
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Senoreme
Tacoma, WA149 contributions
Beautiful views - the last .8 uggh
Jul 2019 • Friends
Nice hike with views of multiple waterfalls. Nice trail with just a few tricky spots. The last part is pretty much straight up but leads to incredible green meadows. We did not see any bears or mountain because of fog. Make sure you stop at the Carbonado Bridge.
Written July 16, 2019
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Streator J
Olympia, WA15 contributions
A Wonderful Waterfall!
Sep 2018 • Family
This waterfall, about two miles from the Mowich Lake trailhead, is quite stunning in that the water shoots out of a narrow outlet and sprays out (hence the name, I assume) and over a cascading series of rock faces that really need to be seen in person to get the full effect.

The trail in goes both up and down but is not too strenuous. An easy day hike can be made of it.
Written September 18, 2018
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Yer X
Stillwater, MN25 contributions
Underrated!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We hiked this trail on August 15th. The weather was perfect. There were no crowds, but we saw a steady stream of fellow hikers. There were times we were completely alone to enjoy the trail. The drive to the trail is along a mostly gravel and dirt road, so it was a bumpy ride. We were glad we were in a rental & not our own car.

If you go, make sure you take the 0.1 mile hike off the main trail to enjoy the falls.

Bring a lunch and plenty of water. There are many places to stop to enjoy a snack and marvel at Mount Rainier. Unfortunately for us, the view of Mt. Rainer was somewhat obscured by the smoke from wildfires from Canada and Oregon. While Mt. Rainier was not visible at all from the city, like it normally is, luckily at the higher altitude, we were rewarded with at least some views of this magnificent peak.

We saw kids who were around 6 years old & people who were 70 years old. The older folks looked very fit. All in all it was a moderately challenging trail but doable for most people. Good hiking shoes are a must. We did not have hiking sticks but would have been a good idea.

When we got back, we enjoyed Lake Mowich for a while before heading back home.

This trail should be higher on the list of things to do. Please go so it can get the attention it deserves.
Written August 17, 2018
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sm1710
dundee, scotland79 contributions
Worth the detour
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited spray falls whilst hiking to Spray Park.

It is a 1/4 mile detour off the main trail, not far past Eagles Rest.

You need to cross a couple of streams and a gravel slope, before you get to the falls run off. You need to (carefully) cross this stream/river to be able to view the falls properly. Do it... but be careful not to slip!
Written August 26, 2017
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Anne K
Olympia, WA42 contributions
Truly magnificent waterfall
Sep 2016 • Couples
The hike to Spray Falls is only about 3 miles one way but plan to spend several hours overall. Most of the trail is not difficult, but there are a few places that will test your knees (steep inclines). Casual hikers (like we are) may be surprised to find yourself straining to catch your breath once in a while; elevation is 5109 ft. Take your walking sticks if you have them. Also take a picnic lunch and sit on a sunny rock near a rushing stream with a killer view of one of the most magnificent waterfalls I've ever seen. Spray Falls is just awesome and worth every single minute of the hike. It doesn't hurt that the trail takes you through a gorgeous forest with glimpses of Mt Rainier. Not a trail for small children.
Written September 12, 2016
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