Comet Falls - Van Trump Park, Photo Gallery, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Comet Falls - Van Trump Park
Mount Rainier National Park
For those venturing to Mount Rainier National Park, one of the must-do trails is the hike to Comet Falls and Van Trump Park. Comet Falls tumbles down over 300 feet resembling the tail of celestial comet, and Van Trump Park provides visitors with extraordinary views of Mount Rainier and its surrounding glaciers. The trail is short but very steep qualifying this hike as strenuous. The adventure is well worth the pay-off from these two spectacular Rainier destinations.
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Comet Falls measures 320' - making it one of the tallest falls in Mt Rainier National Park
Broadleaf Lupine mix with Magenta Paintbrush in the subalpine meadows of Van Trump Park
Salmonberry are abundant along the trail to Comet Falls and Van Trump Park
Past the end of the maintained trail, White Bistort and Lupine line the unmaintained route
On the approach to Comet Falls - the total cascade measures over 400' with the main cascade at 310'
Heavy fog clouds Mount Rainier with Van Trump Glacier visible from the end of the trail
Before Comet Falls, another impressive cascade is referred to as Fools Falls as people often think it is Comet Falls
Within .3 miles, a major bridge runs over Christine Falls, another impressive waterfall leading down from Comet Falls