Van Trump Park Trail to Comet Falls

HARD 16 reviews
#42 of 100 trails in

Van Trump Park Trail to Comet Falls is a 4.5 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.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2427 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

waterfall

no dogs

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

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike! A little steep at the end but in all it was so peaceful! I would suggest getting there early as it tends to fill up later. I went on a Thursday at 7:30 and had it all to myself but passed a bus load of people on the way down and the parking lot was overflowing.

21 days ago

Some steep parts with rocks & roots. Spectacular waterfalls

hiking
22 days ago

great hike, lots of flowers, shady much of the way. part of the trail is very rocky and an upgrade in two sections. nice waterfall! amazing views at the top of Rainer.

30 days ago

I'm surprised this one is rated hard. I thought it was moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome!!

hiking
1 month ago

8 months ago

Beautiful in late summer. Gorgeous water fall is a great spot to take a break and eat lunch while being cooled off by the mist from the falls. Then once you arrive at Van Trump park a beautiful and tranquil meadow blanketed with lots of Indian paintbrush and other colorful wildflowers.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike! One of my favorite in this park! We hiked to Mildred's Point (very steep the last section!) but there was no views because the entire area was shrouded in fog/clouds. I will definitely hike this again next time I visit to see what could have been up there!

hiking
11 months ago

Very strenuous hike, but worth it. Amazing views of comet falls

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

High Alpine bowl . .great view of Rainier and Adams. One additional mile from Comet falls . . But dang . . It felt like 2 miles . . Butttt well worth it!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

It's well worth hiking the additional mile up the hill from Comet Falls. Spectacular views and lots of open area to explore and play. Would love to do this one again and camp up top to allow extra time to explore.

hiking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Today started as a trip to Burroughs Mountain, then changed to Comet Falls, then as we hit the trailhead it became Van Trump Park. A gorgeous day, not too much traffic on the trail even though the parking lot was full. Glad we finally made it. Took us 4+ years to get back to Comet Falls and this was our first trip to Van Trump. We'll be back with an earlier start time next time.

hiking
Saturday, September 22, 2012