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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  • Right off the main road to Paradise is this beautiful falls pounding its way down in the canyon. Very impressive!  more »
  • Oh! It was so unexpected ! The name was after famous sage Narada of Hindu mythology ! I could not believe my eyes, i took a photo of name post. On the way up the mountain, we came across Angel falls, ...  more »
  • Narada Falls is one of the best sights in Mt. Rainier National Park. Nevertheless, it can be crowded. Far from a quiet wilderness, you may be fighting to jam your camera between the shoulders of thron...  more »
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  • Beautiful falls. It had snowed the night before so the path down to the falls was a bit slippery but it was worth the short walk. The falls were awesome. There are picnic table in the parking area at the top of the falls which is a great place to eat.
  • Great place to spend time with family and nature
  • Scenic beautiful picnic spot
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