Mount Rainier, Part 3: Comet Falls, Narada Falls, and a Few Odds and Ends

As with any park that has glaciers and volcanic activity, Mount Rainier has a plethora of waterfalls though, with a 320 foot drop, Comet Falls impresses more than most. The hike out to the falls leads you past other rushing blue streams as well with their own lovely waterfalls.

Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Comet Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Unknown falls on Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Unknown falls on Comet Falls Trail, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Narada Falls, a two-tiered waterfall on either side of the Mount Rainier Highway, is also a delightful stop in the park:

Both tiers of Narada Falls viewed from side, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Both tiers of Narada Falls viewed from side, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Lower tier of Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Lower tier of Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Finally, a few other interesting sites from around the park include a deep blue glacial lake and perfectly rectangular rocks exposed in the cliff face.

Palisades Lake, viewed from lookout on way to Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Palisades Lake, viewed from lookout on way to Sunrise Point, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Columnar andesite from old eruption of Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Columnar andesite from old eruption of Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park, WA