Waterfalls at Mt. Rainier National Park | Visit Rainier


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.

wdt_IDNameHeightFormSourceAccessBest Flow
1Carter Falls53 ft.PlungeParadise RiverModerate HikeYear Round
2Chenuis Falls287 ft.Steep CascadeChenuis CreekEasy HikeWinter - Spring
3Christine Falls69 ft.Tiered PlungesVan Trump CreekCarYear Round
4Comet Falls462 ft.Tiered PlungesVan Trump CreekModerate HikeMay - July
5Covel Creek Falls75 ft.Segmented PlungesCovell CreekModerate HikeSpring
6Denman Falls141 ft.PlungeSaint Andrews CreekLong Hike / Mtn BikeMay - August
7Fairy Falls680 ft.Tiered HorsetailN/ADifficult/DiscouragedMay-August
8Goat Falls10 ft.PlungeGoat CreekEasy HikeYear Round
9Ipsut Falls60 ft.Tiered HorsetailsIpsut CreekModerate Hike/BikeSpring - Summer
10Kautz Creek Falls400 ft.Tiered PlungesKautz CreekDifficult HikeJune - October
NameHeightFormSourceAccessBest Flow

Spray Falls

Spray Falls

Hiking to Spray Falls, witness incredible beauty even before reaching these mighty falls. This one is a must on the ...
Comet Falls

Comet Falls

The drama of the falls, along with its easy access make Comet Falls one of the park’s most popular waterfalls. ...
Myrtle Falls and Mount Rainier

Myrtle Falls

Myrtle Falls offers a stunning viewpoint located only a quarter of a mile from the parking lot at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park. ...
Christine Falls

Christine Falls

Some of the prettiest and most easily accessible falls in Mt. Rainier National Park, Christine Falls offers a charming intimate ...

Narada Falls

To visit Narada Falls from the Nisqually Entrance to the park, follow the road 14 miles to a signed viewpoint and parking lot. Follow a short trail for full views of the falls. ...

Snoquera Falls

At 400 feet, Snoquera Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls on the north side of Mt. Rainier National Park. ...
Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls

Ranger Falls, The 4-mile walk through the moderate rainforest is an incredible experience in itself, even before reaching beautiful Ranger Falls in the Carbon River corner of the park.  ...
Denman Falls

Denman Falls

Denman Falls is a spectacular waterfall accessed from the West Side Road inside Mt. Rainier National Park. The waterfall is ...
Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

Famous photographers, including Asasel Curtis, photographed the waterfall in the early 19th century. Originally estimated to be 1,000 feet tall, 680 feet is more accurate... ...

Hike to Madcap Falls

Madcap Falls is a small 34-foot high gradual cascade located a short distance downstream from Tatoosh Creek on the Paradise ...