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Narada Falls

Mount Rainier National Park

Hike down to a beautiful vista of this 168-foot waterfall.

Hiking Moderate

432 m
31 m
31 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
1.4 km
Narada Falls Map

This hike down to Narada Falls might be short, but the view is definitely worth the stop!


While you can see the waterfall from the observation point above, you can hike down the steep hillside to another viewpoint directly below the waterfall. That's the route shown here.

The hike down might be short, but it's steep. Especially in the lower reaches, you'll have to negotiate several rock ledges and a few other tricky spots to reach the lower viewpoint, which earns this hike its "Moderate" FATMAP rating, despite the short 0.3-mile distance.

When you reach the viewpoint, take a few minutes to absorb the incredible natural beauty before you!

"Narada Falls has an average width of 50 feet, as the Paradise River drops a nearly-vertical 168 feet over an andesite face," writes Ken Giesbers on WTA.org. "Andesite lava sometimes forms a columnar structure as it cools. The andesite at the base of Narada Falls is more fractured than at other places in the park," he continues.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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