Narada Falls Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible from June until October.
From the Nisqually entranceon Highway 706, 18 miles on Longmire-Paradise Road to the main Paradise Parking area. The trail begins at the Lakes Trail trailhead where the lot funnels into a one-way road through Paradise Valley
An incredibly beautiful hike from Narada Falls to Paradise!
I haven't hiked for a couple of years prior to this and found it very doable. Very nice trail and not that crowded.
Short trip to a beautiful waterfall!
Definitely worth stopping by for a visit! Short hike down to the falls and you are up close with mist hitting you at the main picture point. I took the best pictures about 50 yards below there, off a trail, because of the lower angle and you can get all of the falls. If you want amazing pictures go there!
Quick trip down to a beautiful falls!
FOUND LOST STUFFED SHARK! My family and I hiked the Narada Falls to Reflections Lake on Father's Day afternoon (6/21/15.) On the side of the trail we found a small stuffed shark (about 6" long) and kept it to see if we could locate the owner. If it is your son or daughter's prized possession and they are missing it, please PM me on facebook/santokiskitchen. Thanks!
Regarding the hike - it was beautiful. Very crowded at the falls but hardly anyone on the hike to the lake. I have a 4 year old and a 6 year old. The 6 year old could do the hike with no problem -- the 4 year old did a lot of piggyback riding out and back. Kids both loved the falls and the lake (around the side we found a ton of tadpoles!) Highly recommend.
Beautiful and peaceful. Incredibly quiet.
Started this hike from the Carter Falls parking area (~3200'), up past the main falls, then Mad Cap falls and kept wandering up until the Narada falls trailhead (4,844') -- and restrooms. I've done Carter / Mad Cap before and it's a great quick hike but going up to Narada is totally worth the time with a number of stream crossings and an overall nice trail to explore.
Definitely was not alone on this one with many people walking down to 'shuttle' it back up. For those wanting an actual hike, I'd recommend the opposite to save yourself some time and knee banging (though the return goes by very quickly).
As a word of warning for other summer hikers, lots of bees and biting bugs out this time of year that I had not seen in spring. Bring the repellant.
Facilities just above Carter Falls Trailhead and at the Narada Trailhead as well, including water fill-ups.
This trail is a very fun hike for anyone really. It starts at the paradise trail head just below Paradise, closer to cougar rock campground. At the very start you'll cross a log bridge across the river and begin a clean hike up to the falls. Along the way you'll pass carter falls. A smaller waterfall but a decent viewpoint. Then you'll cross a river across another wooden bridge. Here you can stop to play in the water. This is a nice rest stop. Finally you'll start to elevation gain till you feel the mist of Narada Falls. This falls viewpoint is crowded but worth it. It is simply beautiful. To get here really doesn't take that long and anyone can do it. From here you can continue all the way up to Paradise if you want. It also walks to Reflection Lake if you want to keep going. If you aren't as motivated as some you can see these falls from the road. There is a parking lot where you can view the top of the falls looking down for only a ten foot hike from your car.
We've done this hike several times w/ and wo/ kids (now 18, 9, and 7). A quick easy jaunt out to the falls and back. Great picks of the falls!
Awesome hike. You can do it in conjunction with other trails to make a day of it or park in the closest parking lot. Either way, it's worth doing!
We actually started at Longmire, so we hiked closer to 8 miles round trip, but was well worth seeing all the falls, Carter, Madcap, and Narada and everything in between.
This trail, along the Wonderland Trail. Was part of a day hike starting from the Carter Falls Trail head, once you get beyond Carter Falls it is up hill, not that steep but a good leg work out and is actually good for the whole family. Once you hear the roar and come around the bend, keep left to the base of the falls, great place to unwind and cool off from the mist. head up to the top, picnic tables and hover buckets. we headed back down to the trail head. did this whole hike in just under 3 hours. the views were nice, alot of shade and the trail was well defined, tho a lot of roots to step over and or around. Take time to photograph the falls and enjoy the beaity of nature.