Comet and Christine Falls

MODERATE 241 reviews

Comet and Christine Falls is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Rainier National Park, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,004 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

Moderate to difficult hike with steep and rocky portions leading to gorgeous waterfall views.

22 hours ago

Beautiful hike! Took about 3-4 hours in and out. Stopped a lot along the way to enjoy the views. Moderate incline going in. Good trail, rocky and rooty at the elevation. This was not a difficult hike but not for novices.

hiking
23 hours ago

Amazing hike but little bit steep with rocky stairs and roots. Surprisingly it was bugs free! Parking was good.

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing hike and well worth the effort! Feels a lot longer than 3.2 miles. I would recommend trekking poles for coming back down the trail due to some of the steps. they helps steady you. trail is in fantastic condition and there were no bugs. parking sucks!

hiking
5 days ago

This review is WAY off on mileage. We hiked this today and recorded 2.2 miles to the falls ONE way.
Everyone’s comments are correct this is moderate to hard hike. Lots of stone and wood steps and rocky terrain, plus steep sections that are helped with switchbacks.
We pushed on the extra .75 miles up to the Van Trump part of the park. We had incredible views of Rainier even though it was a little smokey from the current fires. Well worth the extra push.
Parking got full by around 10 so come early. Then opened up again around 2:30. Bring lots of water on hot days.
Not that many mosquitoes, but annoying little black flies that didn’t bite.

6 days ago

*3.8 Miles to Comet Falls, the Trail winds next to the river, which provides ambient noise. Trail is beat down with roots exposed. Definitely well trod. Still, beautiful views!

Excellent moderate hike. a bit steep and rocky, runs along the river, several waterfalls and plenty of mist at the end to cool off with

hiking
13 days ago

Most beautiful falls but it’s a little bit steep. You should come early so that you have to take pictures. Because everything is so majestic!

16 days ago

Pretty easy hike, ended up running it. Stopped for lots of photos.

hiking
21 days ago

Completed 7/14 Tough for footing and climb, but relatively short. Completely beautiful, one of the best short ones. Took us ~3hrs with stopping and taking pics

hiking
21 days ago

Not for kids younger than 5. Too many trip hazards, too steep, too many ledges for younger kids.

22 days ago

Beautiful hike somewhat strenuous but well worth it get under the water fall so u can get that chill breeze

24 days ago

beautiful hike! you get to a foot bridge with some impressive falls and think you're there, but just around the bend is comet falls. really impressive.

the sign says 3 hours round trip, but I got up to the falls in 50 minutes. if you're in good shape and hike pretty quick you can probably do it in closer to two.

26 days ago

Comet Falls was impressive and a great hike in the trees. saw a few marmots along the creek.

beautiful

29 days ago

Amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful views! Waterfalls and rivers the whole way up

1 month ago

Amazing views—waterfall took my breath away

1 month ago

This will now be one of my favorite hikes! Absolutely beautiful! We arrived by 8:45am on a Friday morning and were the 3rd car in the lot. Lots of tree roots, rocks, some muddy areas on the trail. Wouldn’t recommend for beginners. Finished the hike around 11:30 and the lot was full. No snow on the trail.

1 month ago

Definitely moderate to difficult trail with the trail generally going up the whole way with various steps and rocks and tree roots to climb over. It was beautiful the entire time and the pay off was spectacular! Must do!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Breathtaking falls! Unfortunately we couldn’t see the top of the falls due to all of the fog, but it was worth the walk anyway! Lots of roots and rocks, so take your time. There’s also a log bridge with one hand rail that goes over the lower falls - it would make me nervous with small kiddos. It made me nervous with teens even! ;-)

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with great waterfall views. a quick hike that is not to difficult

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hiking trail. A little rocky and steep at times but totally worth it. Comet falls is amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing and Beautiful went yesterday 17JUN18 a few down trees but well maintained trail.. totally worth it!!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a good hike and doesn’t take too long if you’re looking for something on the shorter side later in the evening. The ascent will get the blood flowing but found the descent on the easy side. Ground is wet so be careful of slipping especially on roots. There was still a little snow on the upper sections of the path, not very long, nothing that would require special shoes, just slow your steps and be careful. The hike itself I rated a 4 but the waterfalls are gorgeous, would rate those higher. Comet was the best and is great to take video of.

2 months ago

It was a little more difficult than I thought it would be but totally worth it. The water falls are beautiful. My 13 and 10 year old sons complained a little but were proud of them selves when they finished.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! Highly recommend hiking it. Still quite a bit of snow up towards comet falls. Use caution folks and enjoy!

2 months ago

Great app

hiking
2 months ago

Steep trail with tricky footing. Take your time and you can make it. Recommend using poles and supportive shoes. A lot of work but really nice waterfalls at the end.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail!! Sooo worth trekking through the snow to get to comet falls, wouldn't recommend taking kids up while it's still really snowy. We took our five year old and he had to ride on our shoulders through the snow. We fell through the snow up to our hip a couple times on the way back down

2 months ago

Can't get to comet falls as of 5/18, but can get close! Fantastic trail regardless, worth it even without getting to comet for now.

hiking
3 months ago

was a great hike 10 + dangerous because the snow in the end but we was crazy and we made it to the falls be careful the snow

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