Explore the most popular trails near Mount Rainier National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Beautiful hike! Took about 3-4 hours in and out. Stopped a lot along the way to enjoy the views. Moderate incline going in. Good trail, rocky and rooty at the elevation. This was not a difficult hike but not for novices.

Amazing hike but little bit steep with rocky stairs and roots. Surprisingly it was bugs free! Parking was good.

Easy trek to see the falls and flowers in August.

Amazing hike and well worth the effort! Feels a lot longer than 3.2 miles. I would recommend trekking poles for coming back down the trail due to some of the steps. they helps steady you. trail is in fantastic condition and there were no bugs. parking sucks!

This review is WAY off on mileage. We hiked this today and recorded 2.2 miles to the falls ONE way.
Everyone’s comments are correct this is moderate to hard hike. Lots of stone and wood steps and rocky terrain, plus steep sections that are helped with switchbacks.
We pushed on the extra .75 miles up to the Van Trump part of the park. We had incredible views of Rainier even though it was a little smokey from the current fires. Well worth the extra push.
Parking got full by around 10 so come early. Then opened up again around 2:30. Bring lots of water on hot days.
Not that many mosquitoes, but annoying little black flies that didn’t bite.

*3.8 Miles to Comet Falls, the Trail winds next to the river, which provides ambient noise. Trail is beat down with roots exposed. Definitely well trod. Still, beautiful views!

Excellent moderate hike. a bit steep and rocky, runs along the river, several waterfalls and plenty of mist at the end to cool off with

hiking
10 days ago

Was looking to hike Morain trail, but we ended up a much prettier hike. We took off from Visitor center, followed skyline and hooked up with Dead Horse Creek and straight up to Glacier Vista and return on Skyline down. We got as close as the Glacier meeting the tree line. The entire trip has great view of Mt Rainer. The first mile is rather steep, but ease up after that. We took lots of break. Could have done this in 1.5 hour or less.

hiking
15 days ago

Most beautiful falls but it’s a little bit steep. You should come early so that you have to take pictures. Because everything is so majestic!

Fairly easy for our family with young kids

Pretty easy hike, ended up running it. Stopped for lots of photos.

Hiked this trail about two weeks ago. Unfortunately the trail was covered in fog so I can’t comment on the view. The initial climb is in good condition but large patches of snow blocked decent parts of the trail after that. Climbing up through the snow can be tiring, though it’s not terribly hard.

hiking
23 days ago

Completed 7/14 Tough for footing and climb, but relatively short. Completely beautiful, one of the best short ones. Took us ~3hrs with stopping and taking pics

Not for kids younger than 5. Too many trip hazards, too steep, too many ledges for younger kids.

Beautiful hike somewhat strenuous but well worth it get under the water fall so u can get that chill breeze

beautiful hike! you get to a foot bridge with some impressive falls and think you're there, but just around the bend is comet falls. really impressive.

the sign says 3 hours round trip, but I got up to the falls in 50 minutes. if you're in good shape and hike pretty quick you can probably do it in closer to two.

Comet Falls was impressive and a great hike in the trees. saw a few marmots along the creek.

AMAZING views! Tough walk for the kids. We had so much fun! Still a good amount of snow on the trail despite Temps in the 90s. Got only 4 stars only because it was insanely crowded. Walked in crowds almost the whole way.

beautiful

Amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful views! Waterfalls and rivers the whole way up

Amazing views—waterfall took my breath away

We completed this short hike the first week in July. Still some snow, micro spikes help, marmots galore! Beautiful falls and vistas

The Dead Horse Creek portion of this loop is still covered in a ton of snow. Be careful! The views are amazing and there is definitely wildlife around. Found a couple of paw prints in the snow from a mountain lion.

This will now be one of my favorite hikes! Absolutely beautiful! We arrived by 8:45am on a Friday morning and were the 3rd car in the lot. Lots of tree roots, rocks, some muddy areas on the trail. Wouldn’t recommend for beginners. Finished the hike around 11:30 and the lot was full. No snow on the trail.

Definitely moderate to difficult trail with the trail generally going up the whole way with various steps and rocks and tree roots to climb over. It was beautiful the entire time and the pay off was spectacular! Must do!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Breathtaking falls! Unfortunately we couldn’t see the top of the falls due to all of the fog, but it was worth the walk anyway! Lots of roots and rocks, so take your time. There’s also a log bridge with one hand rail that goes over the lower falls - it would make me nervous with small kiddos. It made me nervous with teens even! ;-)

Beautiful hike with great waterfall views. a quick hike that is not to difficult

Beautiful hiking trail. A little rocky and steep at times but totally worth it. Comet falls is amazing

Amazing and Beautiful went yesterday 17JUN18 a few down trees but well maintained trail.. totally worth it!!

hiking
2 months ago

This was a good hike and doesn’t take too long if you’re looking for something on the shorter side later in the evening. The ascent will get the blood flowing but found the descent on the easy side. Ground is wet so be careful of slipping especially on roots. There was still a little snow on the upper sections of the path, not very long, nothing that would require special shoes, just slow your steps and be careful. The hike itself I rated a 4 but the waterfalls are gorgeous, would rate those higher. Comet was the best and is great to take video of.

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