Hike to Carter & Narada Falls

Washington Carter Falls Trailhead

Added by Tara Warolin

  • Distance: 5.4 miles round trip
  • Waterfalls
  • River
  • View of Mt. Rainier

This hike starts off with a bang! The first thing you do is walk out into a rocky riverbed and get an amazing view of Mt. Rainier. From there, you'll cross a long log bridge to get over the river and head into the woods.

After 1.1 miles, you'll come across Carter Falls, and about 100 feet down the trail, you'll see a smaller falls above Carter. From here, it's another 1.6 miles to Narada Falls.

The photos don't do it justice; come see the falls for yourself!

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Day pack
  • Camera
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Hiking, Photography

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Spring, Summer, Autumn

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5.4 Miles




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8 months ago

Carter and Narada Falls

I think one of the falls you can actually drive to. Not the best waterfalls I've ever seen.

8 months ago

about 1 year ago

Love hiking around and exploring along the Wonderland Trail. Narada Falls also has it's own parking area. The adventure can also be extended to include Reflection Lakes (1.5 miles beyond Narada Falls) which offers a 5.0 mile loop option to the lakes and back to the viewpoint.

about 1 year ago

Added by Tara Warolin

I am a Washington native. I have lived in Washington, California, Iowa, New York and New Zealand. As you can tell I love the outdoors, but I also love movie bloopers, minimalist living, any sort of crafting and cats. I'm an introvert to the core so I like to hike alone.

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