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Comet Falls Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.8 (11)

A winding forest trail passing one of the highest waterfalls in the park.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

5,518' 1,682 m

High

3,633' 1,107 m

Low

1,921' 586 m

Up

159' 49 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

For 1.8 miles the trail climbs steadily uphill until it reaches the base of Comet Falls. From there it switchbacks .8 mile uphill to the junction with the Rampart Ridge Trail. Van Trump Park is to the right, where the trail winds through the meadows until the maintained trail ends in .5 mile.

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Tom Robson

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  4.8 from 11 votes

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Christine Falls
Mar 4, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Comet Falls, Mt Rainier National Park
Jul 30, 2017 near Eatonville, WA
Crossing Van Trump Creek on a nice bridge.
Aug 29, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Heading to the Mildred Point trail junction (photo by Brewbooks)
Jul 23, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Comet Falls, 320 foot fall
Aug 19, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Eagle Peak.
Mar 4, 2015 near Eatonville, WA

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Sep 4, 2019
J Cham
Aug 19, 2019
Merrill Childs
11h 39m
Aug 7, 2019
Scott Meier
May 23, 2019
Ethel Jayne
Oct 15, 2018
Dörthe Ge
Aug 9, 2018
John Crawford
3.2 including Van Trump Meadows 2.7mi
Jul 7, 2018
Robert Crumley
Jul 21, 2017
Avery Dale
Make sure to walk up to the waterfall itself even if you don't continue to the Van Trump trail. You can walk right up to the waterfall. 3.6mi