Comet Falls Trail

  • Comet Falls in Mount Rainier National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

Waterfall

3.8 (miles)

 Moderate

Out & Back

~900 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

Washington

Mount Rainier

The hike to Comet Falls is must do in Mount Rainier National Park. The trail takes hikers to one of the highest waterfalls in the park that, you guessed it… resembles the tail of a comet The park service says "the Comet Falls trailhead is located four miles east of Longmire on the road toward Paradise. Parking space is limited and often full. There is no more parking nearby, so have an alternate hike in mind. Three hundred-twenty foot Comet Falls is a popular destination for many hikers. For those folks who continue, Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens stand out to the distant south while the Kautz and Van Trump Glaciers dominate views of Mount Rainier to the north. Look for marmots and pikas on rocky open slopes and goats to the east, west and north of Van Trump Park." Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Entrance, Camping and Backcountry Fees
Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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