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

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Comet Falls Trail - Vigourous hike, and beautiful

Mount Rainier National Park is beyond breathtaking. It is so large you do feel you are among many mountains. Snow covered peaks and terrain in many places during our visit in mid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
TexasJeff59
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Allen, Texas

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Mount Rainier National Park is beyond breathtaking. It is so large you do feel you are among many mountains. Snow covered peaks and terrain in many places during our visit in mid June. We were even snowed upon at Paradise Visitors center which is at 5400 ft. Comet Falls trail is a wonderful hike with beautiful views of the tumbling... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This relatively short hike offers big rewards for the effort of the steep climb. There are numerous views of the churning waters along the way to the ultimate destination of Comet Falls. In fact, the large falls just before Comet would be a destination in itself were it not so close to the main attraction. This is a popular trail,... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This hike takes a lot longer than you might think for the 1.8 miles the sign at the trailhead says it is. We didn't arrive until nearly 4pm and because we were unprepared to be out after dark, we turned around before reaching the falls. We could have pressed on, but I've learned not to take chances when hiking in... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Long strenuous hike over steep elevation gains but the views of the smaller waterfalls along Van Camp Creek on the way to Comet Falls adds to the beauty of the hike. Comet Fall can be seen after crossing over a log bridge and short 200 ft hike up the left bank of the creek to see the falls plunging over... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

After researching the difficulty of the hike to do with my friends, it came across that this was a somewhat easy hike, but had some difficult areas that took us about 3 1/2 hours roundtrip. The waterfall at the end if absolutely spectacular!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a strenuous hike of about five miles round trip and close to 2,000 feet of elevation again. The falls are about 300 feet high and set in a spectacular wilderness setting. It's as close to heaven as one is likely to get!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit to Mt. Rainier, and I did my fair share of hiking.... by far this was my favorite hike. We began this hike really early in the morning, and I'm glad we did. We had the whole trail to ourselves and avoided the hot sun. This hike is not that long but don't let that fool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Well… this was quite a hike! Our group of 6 are in the late 50s to mid 60s age range and all physically fit exercise fanatics. This was an active and somewhat challenging hike. The toughest part was watching your steps over the rocks and roots. We were all ok with the uphill climb and careful with the slippery descent... More 

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Manhattan Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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