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Mildred Point via Comet Falls is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 2,657 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Forest River Views Waterfall Rocky Snow No dogs
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Mt. Rainier Entrance Fee

Longmire Wilderness Information Center Tel: 360.569.4453

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

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Rachel Heller
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful hike if you are limited on days in the park but want killer views (going all the way to Mildred's point). Beautiful waterfalls along the way, Comet Falls is breathtaking. as others have mentioned, the last 0.5 miles to Mildred's point is a super steep and hard but so so so so worth it. We saw a far amount of people...mostly going to the falls, but a few making the whole trek. We went when it was raining, cloudy, and damp. Luckily, when we reached the top it cleared a bit and you could see Mt. Rainer. i would say this hike is not as kid friendly, many rocky steep parts. Definitely a 5 Star.

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Raul Awvken
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Sour Puss Tillinghast
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HikingGreat!RockyScrambleWashed out

Save this one for a clear day and you will be delighted. There are quite a few waterfalls along the way, but Comet is the highlight. Once you reach Comet, keep going up, up, up, and eventually you will come across a sign that will direct you toward Mildred Point. The meadows along the way are breathtaking. The last half mile entails climbing a trenchy hill with lots of loose dirt. It’s a challenge, but the view is worth it. It seems as though one is close enough to reach out and touch Rainier. If you are lucky, you will see pikas, marmots, black-tailed deer, and goats along the way. ~ Sherry

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AllTrails User
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Ashlyn Surgeon
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I did not hike this trail but trying to spread awareness for anyone who is planning to. There is a MISSING PERSON who was last seen on the afternoon of Friday 6/19/20 on Van Trump Trail heading towards Mildred Point. Please, if you are in this area, keep your eyes peeled. He is a 24 year old male and appeared to be hiking alone. You can find more information on the Facebook page “Find Vincent Djie”. Thank you for reading and please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

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Skip Greene
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Jessica Taylor
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HikingBugsGreat!

We tracked about a 6 mile round trip to the falls and about an 8 mile round trip to the point. Definitely have your work cut out for you on the steep inclines and uneven ground but worth every step. At the top of the point the mosquitos are TERRIBLE. Totally worth it to go past the falls to the peak too. Also, the last .5 miles to the peak is super steep with loose sand and is quite dusty. If there weren’t any clouds covering, the mountain would have been right in front of us once we were at the top.

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Dean Buterbaugh III
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HikingBugs

We hiked up to Van Trump Park. I clocked it at 6.1 to the upper Meadow, where the goat trails begin. Great workout. Phenomenal Views of Mt Rainier and Mt Adams! The Wildflowers are gorgeous! Definitely bring Bug Spray.

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Mandy Caceres
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HikingBugs

This was a great hike. Like everyone else, the last .5 mile kicked our butts but was totally worth it. There were quite a few mosquitos, but with bug spray it was okay. We also clocked the hike at 8 miles, not 6.

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Joe Westby
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HikingGreat!

Great trail no bugs just need less fog to have a great view I will be doing this again on a clear day good workout.

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Ashlyn Surgeon
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Hiking

I did not hike this trail but trying to spread awareness for anyone who is planning to. There is a MISSING PERSON who was last seen on the afternoon of Friday 6/19/20 on Van Trump Trail heading towards Mildred Point. Please, if you are in this area, keep your eyes peeled. He is a 24 year old male and appeared to be hiking alone. You can find more information on the Facebook page “Find Vincent Djie”. Thank you for reading and please keep him and his family in your thoughts.

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suyog chafale
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Hiking

It’s a beautiful trail. Save energy for last .5 mile climb. It’s definitely 8+ miles total distance.

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AllTrails User
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HikingGreat!Icy

A very beautiful hike but I found the last mile extremely tough from the junction to Mildred Point - maybe I am out of shape but the steepness of the last 0.5 mile almost broke me. Conditions were perfect although there is still some snow/ice especially on the last mile. Very few people continuing on to Mildred Point. As some people already stated the total distance is much closer to 8 miles - I recorded 7.7 out and back. Very nice wildflowers along the path and not many bugs. A plus point for me is that there is no unpaved driving at all to the trail head.

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Sharon Asmussen
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Beautiful day for a beautiful hike!! Mostly in the woods, along the river, waterfalls all the way. Little patches of mud but not bad. No bugs. Started 10:00, ended 2:00. The falls were magnificent, lots of spray at “the viewpoint”. We went part of the way to Van Trump Park, but had to stop because of snow. Enjoyed all the wildflowers! Difficult because of elevation gain and thousands of rocks. But there was an 8 year old boy who made it up! Quite a few people on the trail.

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Cindy M
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Hike to Comet Falls is great. Got a 645am start, so had the trail to myself. Various wildflowers along the way and even saw a couple of Pikas. Headed up from Comet towards the Van Trump trail towards Mildreds Point but ran into snow with melting snow bridges and a creek running under, so decided to turn around and not risk punching through and falling down a decent distance. Passed some people on the way out, but nothing overly crowded. Bugs were definitely out and about on the way out.

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Stephanie Herrala
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HikingSnow

Tons of fun. definitely still needed microspikes and poles when we went. Nearly impossible to stay on trail the whole time. We had the map downloaded so just kept following that. But without it would have got lost. Hard hike with great views! Took about 5 hrs total with some breaks for lunch.

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Sheri Cain
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HikingMuddySnow

I Hiked up from the Wonderland trail to Mildred's viewpoint then down to comet falls this past Sunday. The trail was free of snow heading up for the first few miles then became a bit icy and snowy. Stunning views of Rainier at the top as well as super coooooool views of the icy comet falls on the way back. Yaktrax and trekking poles sufficed!

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Alireza Jazayeri
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HikingSnow

Posted distance seems incorrect. My All Trails recording shows 8 miles out& back, same for a few others I checked. Hit the trail Sunday Oct 27th on a clear sunny day. Comet fall was gorgeous, shining with a huge rainbow. Views are magnificent on top of Mildred. There was deep snow after the comet fall all the way to top. A lot of ice patch around the creeks, nothing dangerous but take caution. We didn't have spikes but would've finished much faster if we did. Recommend gaiters.

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Rick Oppelt
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Terrific hike! Not easy. In the woods at first, crossing the River a few times. More exposed but still woodsy at Mildred. Bridges are nice. Comet falls is majestic and on the way. The view at the top of Mildred is totally amazing. With views in one direction of mt St Helens and Adams. In the other direction is kautz glacier and endless waterfalls on an ENORMOUS cliff. I found it worthy of proposing to my fiance there. So it's well worth the hike. There can be mosquitos sometimes so take spray etc.

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Stuart Wyse
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Awesome hike. Spent the week in Olympic and Mount Rainier, and this was by far the best hike I did. The falls were incredible, and then when I got to Mildred Point I think I just said "wow". It feels like you can reach out and touch Mount Rainier. From Mildred Point, I counted at least 20 waterfalls I could see up on the mountain - and the roar of the creeks down below was also really cool. Saw some deer, a marmot, and a lot of pikas. The trail definitely gets steep at the end going up to Mildred Point, but it is 100% worth it.

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Nathan Gall
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Perfect day for a hike! Trail was in great condition all the way to Mildred point. The last push to the top was pretty steep though so be prepared for that.

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Christopher Flynn
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Great Hike, there is a lot of action to capture on these Falls. Bring proper amount of water, because its a stair stepper. Great views of the surrounding area as you get higher on the trail and great views of Mt. Rainier as well. If you going to go up to Mt. Rainier and only do one hike, co Comet Falls first.

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