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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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Departing from Paradise Inn, a short 0.4-mile long paved trail (the Skyline Trail) heads uphill into famed Paradise Park. The trail eventually will take you to the footbridge crossing over Edith Creek, where the waters tumble 72 feet and comprise the much photographed and revered Myrtle Falls.

To get the postcard shot, be sure to check out the falls early in the morning and at dusk, when the lighting is more desirable and tourists are more scarce. From the south end of the footbridge a short dirt trail veers off the main trail and leads to the vantage point where both Myrtle Falls and giant Tahoma are perfectly framed.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

National Park Pass

Pros

72-foot waterfall with Mount Rainier in the background. Short paved trail access.

Cons

Summer crowds.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Wildflowers
Big vistas
Waterfalls
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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