Van Trump Park

A moderate 6 mile hike with 2150 feet of gain. Often done as a snowshoe in the winter months as an alternative to the more well traveled Muir Snowfield.


Drive 4 miles past the Longmire gate and park at Comet Falls trailhead.Winter drivers in the park are required to have snow chains, and may be required to install them at Longmire.


Trail follows Van Trump Creek past Bloucher and Comet Falls. There is a junction about .3 miles before the trail ends. Going right leads you to Van Trump Park, gorgeous meadows with a view of Rainier. To the left will take you to Mildred Point which adds only another mile round trip and offers views of the Kautz glacial valley full of fantastic rock and snow. 

Going Further

  • Some also choose to turn this into a loop by going up to Rampart Ridge
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,150 ft
  • 5,850 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Mount Rainier Wonderland No. 269S

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - Wilson Cleaver Loop

Scrambling Trip
A very beautiful and strenuous loop scramble (~15 miles and ~6,500' gain) past Comet Falls
Difficulty: Strenuous 5, Technical 3
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant
Registration closes Jul 12
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Comet Falls and Van Trump Park

Day Hiking Trip
Join the Tacoma Singles Activities Committee sponsored hike to refreshing tall waterfall with rainbow in
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Aug 4, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jul 21
Tacoma Branch

Day Hike - Van Trump Park

Day Hiking Trip
Preference to Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series. Trip may be opened to general membership at
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Oct 6, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
9 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Oct 1
Olympia Branch
Trip Reports

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  • Van Trump Park and Mildred Point
  • Mildred Point
  • Comet Falls and Van Trump Park
  • Van Trump Park to Rampart Ridge Loop
  • Longmire to Van Trump Creek
  • Wilson Cleaver Loop

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