Comet and Christine Falls

MODERATE 151 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
1269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

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

hiking
1 month ago

Would not recommend as a winter hike past the first 1/2 mile. Followed footsteps about 3/4 of the way until they stopped. The second half of the hike is very exposed and on a mountainside dropping down to the river.

hiking
3 months ago

moderate hike. lots of switchbacks. you will climb up some smaller boulders. well maintained trail. definitely worth it. saw a goat which was pretty cool!

3 months ago

you took my picture....didnt get your name. South Carolina

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Hard, rocky, good workout! Waterfalls are amazing. Worth it. We spent 3-4 hours there with lunch brake.

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous views and not very hard at all!

hiking
4 months ago

Favorite hike so far!

4 months ago

Good hike and beautiful falls. Pretty rocky trail but it's a good time.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a steep uphill climb most of the way to the falls and large sections of the trail are in full sun - but it's worth it.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful hike, multiple water falls and views of a river along the way. I went on a Tuesday so the traffic in the trail was very light. I must say this is the first hike I have done in a while, it was definitely a moderately difficulty hike, with areas of rocky incline.
The trail ends a little ways from Comet Falls, the real spectacle. however if you have the ability you can maneuver on down using rocks and ledges to get right under the water fall. It is worth it to go the last bit to feel the ice cold water after the hike. This hike should be on everyone's list.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail! I totally under estimated the elevation of this trail! But it was a great workout and very beautiful!

4 months ago

my fav yet!! challenging but so worth it

5 months ago

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

5 months 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.

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

A little rough but worth the effort.

5 months 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).

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful waterfall! Gets pretty steep in some parts

6 months 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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