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Hike Comet Falls

Hike Comet Falls at Mount Rainier

Area: Paradise
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.

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