Reflection Lake to Narada Falls

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Mount Rainier National Park

Reflection Lake to Narada Falls is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until November.

Length3.6 miElevation gain931 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallWildlifeRockySnowFeeNo dogs
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Mount Rainier National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

Note: The road to Reflection Lake and the parking lot closes for the winter season. Parking lots are near the trailhead with restrooms.

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Julainne Baum
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SnowshoeingIcy

beautiful hike... took my daughter and her friend snowshoeing. Snow was pretty icy... slipped a few times.

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Mark Pigman
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Marie Grieshaber
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Beautiful easy snow shoe route. Could have extended the trip in a couple of directions if time had allowed. Weather was fantastic. Clear & sunny with a few patches of fog that rolled in quick but then moved on. Busy day in the park though! Most socially distance and masked. Roads were icy in the morning and thawed out through out the day. Be careful of the icy patches in the shadows! Snowshoes were helpful for a few parts of the snow however most of the route is compacted and therefore saw a handful in microspikes.

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Hosung Song
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Sridivya Bonam
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SnowshoeingGreat!
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Brandi Howell
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SnowshoeingFeeGreat!Snow

hiked from narada falls to reflection lake snowshoes needed or at least spikes. easy trail to follow there is a path from all the snowshoes .. follow the poles sticking out of the snow. when you hit the sign that says Narada Falls .5 don't go over the bridge that will take you to paradise go other way. pretty al the way. can continue to Louise Lake. came back Inspiration Point which is almost flat and gets you back to the trail if avalanche danger is high I would not recommend this way.

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Alysia Goodman
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SnowshoeingFeeFloodedSnow

It was a beautiful day to snowshoe to reflection lake today. We started at Narada falls headed up following the trail to reflection lake, walked over to louise lake, turned around and we made it a loop by coming back down inspiration point trail to Narada falls.

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Judah Kizer
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SnowshoeingSnow

really beautiful trail in the winter!

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Savannah Trevino
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Backpacking

We only hiked till the viewpoint but stunning. Snowshoes a must, trail well marked and maintained

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Andrea Turner
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Narada to Reflection Lakes and Louise - avoided the road as per WTA’s suggestion to lower avalanche risk. Not much elevation gain made for a fun and relaxing trek today. Beautiful sunshine and trees full of snow. Reflection Lake looked beautiful! Had our snowshoes on our back but didn’t use them. Spikes were all we needed as the boot path was so packed and prominent.

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Ann Jones
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SnowshoeingSnow

Thank you so much to the volunteers that maintain this trail. It was super easy to follow. Orange poles were very helpful!

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Christian Kerrigan
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Michele Hancock
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SnowshoeingSnow

Nice loop. Microspikes for Wonderland Trail to Reflection Lake then I switched to snowshoes. Make sure you have a map downloaded as lots of branch trails. Can be confusing.

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Chris Hollen
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Conditions good in late November. Recommend snow shoes (though we did it without)

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Peter Herreid
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Yuan Zhang
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HikingGreat!Icy

Some of the snow turned to ice and you will need a pair of ice gripper

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J Gonzalez
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The trail was great, however, there was a lot of slick ice. My wife and I fell on our butts. Make sure you watch your step while hiking this trail. Other than that, this was an awesome hike.

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Rick Wible
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Sean Michael
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Tobias Williams
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Hiking

Awesome trail well worth the hike to narada falls.

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Meredith Taylor
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Inbar Yaar
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I followed the signs to reflection lake from the parking lot but on the way back from the lake I wanted to take a different route and came back from the Wonderland trail. It's a about 1.2 mile return, mainly downhill, not much to see but pretty much a nice shortcut through the woods.

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Tegan Hinojos
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Such a beautiful hike and great for kids! You can easily drive to both locations (reflection lake and narada falls) but the hike between was easy and very much worth the extra scenery and layers of mini waterfalls

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Kyara Englund
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Sarah J
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A fairly easy and well maintained trail, but limited views of Mt. Rainier. Lots of shade.

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