Comet and Christine Falls

MODERATE 118 reviews

Comet and Christine Falls is a 3.2 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

From the Nisqually Entrance, 10.5 miles on Highway 706 to the Van Trump Park trailhead.

12 hours ago

my fav yet!! challenging but so worth it

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14 days ago

parking can be inconvenient, but well worth the wait. excellent hike.

15 days ago

17 days ago

A casual beginning should not fool you as the next 1.5 miles will be challenging with a rocky trailer all the way to the falls. There is a fair amount of exposure to sun so be prepared. The view of the falls is totally worth the effort. Make a point to go to the base of the falls. It is worth the final few steps.
We hiked this on a day where the temp at 2:00 was 85f.
It was a hot day.

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19 days ago

It is difficult! But totally worthwhile once you get to the top.

19 days ago

A little rough but worth the effort.

21 days ago

This hike was awesome! Great views throughout, not just of the main falls. Can see many small falls in Van Trump Creek which the trail follows (mostly at a higher elevation). The hike starts easy on dirt trail not too much elevation gain, gets steeper and more rocks, roots, etc., then there are some areas of many large rocks, good size steps and direct sun. Beautiful the whole way and so many waterfalls (smaller) including a triple falls where the trail crosses Van Trump Creek we didn't even know to expect! Comet falls is a great site and the overall hike even better! Definitely a moderate rating, I'd say hard with a kid who cannot walk the whole way (mine is 20 months).

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1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall! Gets pretty steep in some parts

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1 month ago

Wow! Surrounded by beautiful green tree covered mountains. Hike follows along a river much of the way. Amazing waterfall views. Even able to get close enough to get wet from all the mist. So fun!

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1 month ago

We did this hike on July 9th. The talks are all clear with the exception of the Van trump park area (which is a must see if you do this trail) which was easily navigable, and the end of the Comet Falls trail had a decent snow field on the last downhill area to the upper falls. It could be tricky to get down without slipping. The foot bridges through out the trail are so neat and they offer over the views of the river below and the falls above. This trail ensures an amazing view the whole time rather than a destination end view. I recommend hitting that trail early for a parking spot and the plus side of not having too many people on the trail. Last note, we felt the elevation gain was tolerable and spread out well through the hike.