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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  • Beautiful waterfall on the way to Paradise and the visitors ' Centre in park Mount Rainier. A nice place for a stop and a short walk through a sometimes steep and somewhat smooth path down. You see here at the bottom of the path also beautiful birds and you have a magnificent view of the waterfall! Very worth it!
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  • Make sure you stop on the way up to Paradise. Good size parking lot with a Short well maintained trail less than .2 miles round trip. Uphill on the way back but is not bad. The falls just explode in f...  more »
  • This is a nice first stop on your way up to the Paradise area. Get there early to catch the good sunlight and to grab a parking spot. After 10am it gets a little difficult with all the people trying t...  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.
  • Scenic beautiful picnic spot

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Where to stay in Mount Rainier National Park

You could visit Mount Rainier National Park on a day trip from Seattle, but you'll probably want to stay in or closer to the park to maximize your time there. The park provides three developed campgrounds and one primitive one with nearly 500 individual sites between them. For extra creature comforts, book a room at either the National Park Inn or the larger Paradise Inn. Many park visitors lay their heads in the villages west of the park along National Park Highway. Places such as Jasper, Mineral Lake, and Alder Lake offer a mix of lodges, inns, and bed and breakfasts, almost all of which deliver full views of towering Mount Rainier. You might also find reasonable summer deals on hotels at Crystal Mountain Ski Resort just north of the park, though this is a less convenient option.
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