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blueBlack Comet Falls Trail

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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,921' 586 m
Descent: -159' -49 m
High: 5,518' 1,682 m
Low: 3,633' 1,107 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

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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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
Aug 28, 2016
Julie Swenson
Comet Falls
Jun 28, 2016
Abby DeLand
Beautiful! The trail to the upper comet falls still has some snow fields, but it not difficult to navigate and well worth the effort!! — 16h 30m
May 19, 2016
Cori Strathmeyer

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  4.8 from 10 votes

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