Narada Falls, Paradise

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Narada Falls is a waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park, in the U.S. state of Washington. It is said to be the most popular, because the Mount Rainier Highway crosses the falls between its two tiers.The waterfall drops 188ft in two tiers of 168ft and 20ft. The upper tier is a horsetail that falls in several strands down a nearly sheer cliff, into a canyon that is perpendicular to it. The lower tier is a much smaller plunge. During the winter, the upper falls freezes and becomes a sheer 150ft of icicles, which attracts many ice climbers.The falls was named by Frederick Gordon Plummer in 1893 after a branch of the Narada Theosophical Society of Tacoma. This branch was called Narada, a Hindi word meaning "pure". A variant name is Neradah, and a common mistake is Nevada.Although there is little documentation supporting it, there is widespread belief among the Hindu community that the Falls shares its name with Narada Muni, a Vedic sage who plays a prominent role in a number of Hinduism's earliest texts, for a reason. Much like the sage, the Falls travels different realms during its course from its origin.
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  • Narada falls is on the Paradise loop tour in Mt Rainier National Park It's a quick walk but steep to the bottom of the falls  more »
  • We made the short hike down after waiting on a parking space for a little while. The trail was fairly muddy but safe and manageable. There are a few small steep sections that may be difficult for olde...  more »
  • You can hike here from Paradise Inn or take a short car ride from the Inn and a short walk to the falls. The path leads to a beautiful view of the falls. There is quite a bit of spray so bring a rain ...  more »
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  • Easy to see from the road, and only a .1 mile walk to the viewing spot for the falls. The hike to the spot is down hill, so make sure you have enough energy to hike back up. This is a great quick stop to see a falls up close. There are also bathrooms and picnic benches if you want to stop and eat.
  • If you are visiting Mount Rainier, you don't want to miss this place. Must watch and very safe. I like Rainbow the most and you are not afford to miss it.
  • It is just a short walk from the parking lot down to Narada Falls which is quite stunning! If you head all the way down, you may even see a rainbow at the base of the falls. Beautiful waterfall!
  • Nice waterfall view that can be seen on the way to Paradise and easily viewable from road, has parking and restrooms available.
  • Narada Falls is a nice waterfall to visit and photograph in Mount Rainier National Park. A very easy walking trail near the parking lot and the trail goes to a nearby viewing area.
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