Comet Falls & Van Trump Park


Day Hike - Comet Falls

Weekday hike to a scenic 320 ft waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park. The trail winds through the forest along a beautiful stream that has cut its path deep into the rocky base below.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

South Hill Park and Ride at 8:00 am.

3300 94th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98373

The plan is to meet at 8:00 am at the park and ride in Puyallup just off highway 512.  From there, we can carpool to the trailhead. 

 This is a very pleasant hike and should be a good escape from summer heat in the lowlands.  

Feel free to join my other hikes this week as well.
Tue July 17 - Naches Peak Loop
Wed July 18 - Summerland
Thu July 19 - Kelly Butte
Fri July 20 - Eunice Lake & Tolmie Peak Lookout




Comet Falls & Van Trump Park

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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