||Hike Type: Waterfalls||Pass: Natl. Park Pass|
|Distance: 3.8 mi RT||Duration: 3 hrs||Difficulty Level: Moderate|
|Snow-Free: Mid-July – Oct||High Point: 4,900||Elevation Gain: 1,300|
Features: spectacular waterfalls, deep chasm, Nisqually Valley views
Hike up a narrow rugged valley scoured by avalanches and roaring with the sound of raging water. It’s a stiff little climb past three thundering cataracts before reaching one of the most spectacular and tallest waterfalls within the park. Here at the base of Comet Falls, stand mouth agape and eyes misted over while you stare at a tributary of Van Trump Creek plunging more than 300 feet down a sheer stark basalt wall.