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Myrtle Falls

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7861, -121.7359 Map & Directions
Length
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
185 feet
Highest Point
5600 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Myrtle Falls on a fall day. Photo by MElsieR. Full-size image

A good, short destination just outside of the main Paradise visitors area, Myrtle Falls is a beauty. Continue reading

  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
Rating
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Hiking Myrtle Falls

A good, short destination just outside of the main Paradise visitors area, Myrtle Falls is a beauty.

From the Paradise parking area, you'll hike along the Skyline or Golden Gate trails heading east on the paved route for 0.4 miles. Notice the beautiful flowers that line the trail, but be sure not to pick any -- leave them for future visitors.

Myrtle Falls is reached by taking crossing a small footbridge over Edith Creek Basin and taking a left off the path, looking for the Myrtle Falls viewpoint and one of the trail’s best sights. After snapping some photos, you can press on for a longer hike, or you can rejoin the trail and continue back towards the parking area, and a half mile later you will reach the Paradise parking lot.

Myrtle Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7861, -121.7359 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From the east, take Highway 123 to Stevens Canyon Road (Note that this road is closed in the winter). 19 miles from the turnoff, turn right onto Paradise Road East. Continue two miles to the Paradise Visitors Center.

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Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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