• Winter

    Narada Falls to Reflection Lake – Mount Rainier Family Snowshoe Adventure

    We set off on our first real family snowshoe adventure in Mount Rainier National Park. We chose what we thought to be a perfect (although somewhat ambitious) first snowshoe adventure of about 3 miles round trip starting from the Narada Falls parking lot (map). Another snowshoer directed us to the preferred trail head right beside the closed for the season bathrooms. Lucky for us, the first part was the most challenging and our 7 year-old thrives on a challenge. We all managed to get up the very steep embankment onto the trail, after which we followed the trail through a peaceful, quiet winter wonderland. We only saw 3-4 other parties…

  • Two-tier waterfall flowing off a cliff and also over a lower drop coated in green foliage.

    Comet Falls Hike in Mt. Rainier National Park: A Stunning Adventure

    If you’re a fan of breathtaking scenery and challenging hikes, Comet Falls Trail in Mt. Rainier National Park is the perfect adventure for you. This 3.8-mile round-trip hike is a favorite among hikers who crave the thrill of cascading waterfalls, old-growth forests, and stunning vistas. The trail starts at the Comet Falls trailhead (map), which is located near the Longmire Historic District. The first section of the hike is relatively easy, following the trail through a forested area with occasional glimpses of the surrounding mountains. As you progress, the trail becomes more of a challenge, with steep inclines and some rocky terrain. But the reward at the end of the…