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Narada Falls
Vacation Travel Guide

Ashford featuring a river or creek

If you're lucky, a rainbow will stretch across the tiers of this scenic waterfall next to the highway. Climb up the adjacent nature trail.

Narada Falls is a powerful set of cascades that rush down a rock face. A highway runs between the waterfall’s two tiers, providing easy access to a viewing platform overlooking both parts. Embark on the Narada Falls Trail, which is of moderate difficulty and passes by the cascades.

Continue along the path, as it threads through the forest and gains elevation. It is 2.4 miles (3.9 kilometers) long and is great for snowshoeing in winter. Spot wildflowers and wildlife, such as various deer and marmots, while on the trail.

Reach the cascades and gaze up at the magnificent upper tier, whose water rushes down a chute of 168 feet (51 meters). The small lower part has a 20-foot (6-meter) drop. Gaze up at the waterfall; with luck, you’ll see a bright rainbow arching across it. To know more about the waterfall and its formation, read the information on the plaque at the site’s viewing point.

Visit the site in winter, to see how the waterfall freezes over, creating a powerful visual effect. Many ice climbers come here in colder times to conquer the slippery frozen wall.

The park is open at all times and charges a per-vehicle or per-person fee. The trail around the falls is most popular from June through October.

Narada Falls is just outside Paradise, in Mt. Rainier National Park in central Washington state. From Paradise, drive south along the meandering road for 3 miles (5 kilometers) to get here in just 5 to 10 minutes. Drop off your vehicle in the designated parking area right beside the falls.

While you’re in the park, make sure to see surrounding attractions such as the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center, the Paradise Picnic Area and Reflection Lake.

Top Hotels Close to Narada Falls

Paradise Inn
Paradise Inn
3 out of 5
52807 Paradise Rd E, Paradise, WA
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Situated in Paradise, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cascade Range and Mount Rainier. Henry Jackson Visitor Center and Paradise Loop are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (59 reviews)
"Gorgeous views, friendly staff from all over the world. The food was a tad expensive but when you’re the only restaurant I guess you can charge what you want."

Reviewed on 2019/9/28

Paradise Inn
National Park Inn
National Park Inn
2.5 out of 5
47009 Paradise Rd E, Longmire, WA
The price is NT$6,292 per night from May 27 to May 27
Situated in Longmire, this hotel is steps from Cascade Range and Longmire Museum. Gifford Pinchot National Forest is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (49 reviews)
"Quiet and convenient."

Reviewed on 2021/5/9

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Gateway Inn
Gateway Inn
3 out of 5
38820 State Route 706 East, Ashford, WA
The price is NT$3,623 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
Situated in the historical district, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mount Rainier National Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Longmire Museum and Ex-Nihilo ...
3.4/5Good! (724 reviews)
Great place and location
"Quiet little place literally right outside the gates of ranier! Perfect location; we arrived late and there was personalized info awaiting us! Perfect place to stay before heading up to the mountain!"

Reviewed on 2021/5/5

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Paradise Inn
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3 out of 5
52807 Paradise Rd E, Paradise, WA
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2.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$6,292 per night from May 27 to May 27
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3 out of 5
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The price is NT$3,623 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 7
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3 out of 5
37515 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA
The price is NT$3,342 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
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Packwood Lodge
2 out of 5
13807 U.S. Highway 12, Packwood, WA
The price is NT$3,893 per night from May 23 to May 23
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Stormking Hotel
Stormking Hotel
2.5 out of 5
37311 WA-706, Ashford, WA
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Copper Creek Inn at Mt Rainier
3 out of 5
35707 SR 706 E, Ashford, WA
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Hopes Cabin
Hopes Cabin
3.5 out of 5
237 Mountain View Drive, Packwood, WA
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Elder Family Lodge
3.5 out of 5
112 Good Times Ln, Packwood, WA
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