Waterfall Hikes

9 Waterfall Hikes to Take this Spring

After a long winter, it feels good to get outside and walk in the forest. Spring is a transition month in the Mt. Rainier area. As the snow melts more roads open and the waterfalls roar. Check out these 9 waterfall hikes to take this spring. Click the links below for more information on each of these hikes.


Boise Creek Falls: 3 miles round trip, moderate difficulty. Hancock Lands Permit required for this trail in the Enumclaw Area. For lodging near Boise Creek Falls click here. Have any questions about visiting the Enumclaw area? Connect with our friends at the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

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Carbon River to Ipsut Falls: 15 miles round trip, considered an easy but long hike in the Carbonado area. National Park Pass required. For lodging near Ipsut Falls click here.


Chenuis Falls: 6.4 miles round trip, considered an easy hike in the Carbon River area. National Park Pass required. For lodging near Chenuis Falls click here.


Denman Falls: 16.3 miles round trip, considered a strenuous hike near Westside Road. National Park Pass required.


Doe Falls via Suntop: 7.25 miles round trip, considered a moderate hike near Chinook Pass. NW Forest Pass required. For lodging near Doe Falls click here.

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Goat Falls: 1-mile round trip, considered an easy hike near Chinook Pass. NW Forest Pass required. For lodging near Goat Falls click here.

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Little Mashel Falls: 5.75 miles round trip, considered an easy hike, in the Eatonville area. No pass required. For lodging near Little Mashel Falls click here. If you’re looking for an extra activity before or after visiting the Falls there’s wine tasting at Stringtown Cellars and Lavender Farm located a short 12-minute drive from the falls. For additional information about visiting the Eatonville area connect with the Eatonville Visitor Information Center.

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Silver Falls Loop: 3 miles round trip, considered an easy hike in the Ohanapecosh area. National Park Pass Required. For lodging near Silver Falls Loop check out the National Park Inn in the Longmire area of Mt. Rainier National Park or 40 additional cabins, lodges and bed and breakfasts located in nearby Ashford. Have any additional questions about visiting the Longmire or Ashford area? Connect with the friendly team at the Mt. Rainier Visitors Association.

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Snoquera Falls: 4.2 miles round trip, considered a moderate difficulty hike in the Chinook Pass area. NW Forest Pass required. For lodging near Snoquera Falls click here.

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This is only a sampling of the waterfalls in the region. Would it surprise you to know there are over 300 waterfalls in the county? Half of those waterfalls are located in Mt. Rainier National Park. And of course, don’t forget Narada Falls and Christine Falls. Narada Falls is located within walking distance of the road from Longmire up to Paradise. Christine Falls can be viewed from the comfort of your car. There is no hiking required to enjoy viewing Narada or Christine Falls. The list above focuses on waterfall hikes accessible during spring for a list of additional waterfalls accessible during the summer months click here.

We hope this information proves helpful. Please let us know if you decide to explore any of these trails. Feel free to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #visitrainier