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Beautiful Sunday Hike

This trail head entrance is about 20 minutes from the Nisqually southwest entrance. There's a small... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Alexander T
,
Seattle, Washington
Super trail, fantastic scenery!

We hiked the Van Trump Park trail past Christine Falls, made it to Boucher Falls, but alas, my knee... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
okeedoke
,
washington state
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A 3.8-mile hiking trail leads to this stunning 320-foot waterfall.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

This trail head entrance is about 20 minutes from the Nisqually southwest entrance. There's a small parking lot on the left but if it's full, you can park on the side of the road or at the Christine Falls Bridge parking area which is farther...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We hiked the Van Trump Park trail past Christine Falls, made it to Boucher Falls, but alas, my knee gave out:( Nevertheless the trail to Comet Falls is a joy and well worth the effort. It's rated as moderate, but snow might make it a...More

1  Thank okeedoke
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Our first day in Rainier ended up being a little soggy. When we passed through the visitor's center at Longmire, the park ranger at the Wilderness Information center took a look at the webcam for Paradise and said it looked pretty overcast for the day....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This but one of many excellent day hikes handy to the National Park Inn at Longmire. They can all be enjoyed from the Inn without contributing to the impact of backpacking.

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Comet Falls Trail  3.8 miles round trip, 900 feet elevation gain, and well worth the effort.  The hike starts from the roadside trailhead about half way between Paradise and Longmire.  Parking is at a premium so beware.  You may want to get there early.  The...More

1  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

The 1.9 mile hike to Comet Falls is steep but worth the effort. The falls are just fabulous and you can take a side spur to get safely close enough to get very wet! We made the 1.0 mile added hike to Van Trump Park...More

1  Thank mhcharley
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

The climb is steep and so me of the trail is Sandy and slippery. But the view of the waterfall is awesome. You can take this hike a bit further and enjoy either Mildred point and/or Van Trump hikes, which are challenging. But also lovely.

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

One of the best waterfalls in the state. It is 1.9 miles one way with a 900 foot elevation gain. This can be moderate to very difficult depending on your capabilities. Bring plenty of water. WELL worth it when you get there. It is a...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We hiked the trail that leads to the halls. It can be somewhat challenging in spots if your not used to hiking. It is worth th effort once you get to Comet Falls. Quite a breath taking site. I believe the drop is near 1000...More

Thank Jonny C
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We hiked with a 4 and 7 year old to Comet Falls. The trail to Comet Falls is well marked, 3-5 feet wide. There are some steep areas and roots/rocks in trail but doable for active family. We routinely hike 2-3 miles as a family...More

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