Comet Falls & Van Trump Park


Day Hike - Comet Falls & Van Trump Park

view a classic Waterfall into a lake, bring a camera!

  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft

We will meet at the South Hill Park N Ride on Hwy 512, near the South Hill Mall, at 7:30 AM, to car pool to trailhead.

This trail starts easier and as we approach the Falls becomes more 'moderate' in difficulty. Families are welcome with youth 8 yrs/+ old. good views of the Falls from the trail once we get there. Weather likely will remain 'unsettled' so be sure to bring rain gear to avoid getting cold & wet.


Comet Falls & Van Trump Park

  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269

    USGS Mt Rainier West

    Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269SX
  • See full route/place details.
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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