Comet Falls & Van Trump Park


Day Hike - Comet Falls

Comet Falls CXLD

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

Tacoma clubhouse

Van Trump Park via Comet Falls Trail (M) (Mount Rainier NP or GT#269 Mount Rainier West) 6 mi., 2,000' gain. $10 entrance fee per vehicle or park pass (leader has a pass). Hike past the upper part of Christine Falls to Comet Falls (one of the highest waterfalls in Mount Rainier). Along the way enjoy views of Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens to the south, and the Kautz and Van Trump Glaciers dominate views of Mt. Rainier to the north. If the timing is right, the wildflower meadows will be in bloom at Van Trump Park. Sign up with leader preferred, or 253-970-2719 before 9:30pm please.


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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