The mesmerizing sight of a never-ending column of water. The beauty and power in the roar of the falls. Because Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the lower 48 states, the park alone is home to over 150 waterfalls, many over 300 feet in height. The 25 active glaciers also power a similar density of waterfalls outside the park boundaries.
Many of these waterfalls can be seen from a roadside viewpoint while others are the reward of a day hike. Some are pretty and bubbly, others thunder with power. This list outlines those falls accessible and worthy of a visit. The list is growing, so check back as we add more falls.
|1||Carter Falls||53 ft.||Plunge||Paradise River||Moderate Hike||Year Round|
|2||Chenuis Falls||287 ft.||Steep Cascade||Chenuis Creek||Easy Hike||Winter - Spring|
|3||Christine Falls||69 ft.||Tiered Plunges||Van Trump Creek||Car||Year Round|
|4||Comet Falls||462 ft.||Tiered Plunges||Van Trump Creek||Moderate Hike||May - July|
|5||Covel Creek Falls||75 ft.||Segmented Plunges||Covell Creek||Moderate Hike||Spring|
|6||Denman Falls||141 ft.||Plunge||Saint Andrews Creek||Long Hike / Mtn Bike||May - August|
|7||Fairy Falls||680 ft.||Tiered Horsetail||N/A||Difficult/Discouraged||May-August|
|8||Goat Falls||10 ft.||Plunge||Goat Creek||Easy Hike||Year Round|
|9||Ipsut Falls||60 ft.||Tiered Horsetails||Ipsut Creek||Moderate Hike/Bike||Spring - Summer|
|10||Kautz Creek Falls||400 ft.||Tiered Plunges||Kautz Creek||Difficult Hike||June - October|