Myrtle Falls, Mt. Rainier National Park
Cory J O'Neill
- Title: Myrtle Falls, Mt. Rainier National Park
- State/Province/Region: Oregon
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: US 706
- Nearest Town: Longmire
- Brief Directions: From the junction of US 7 and US 706, go east on US 706, through the town of Ashford, and through the Nisqually entrance to the park. A beautiful 40 minute drive leads to Paradise, parking, and trail access to the Myrtle Falls viewpoint. Head east one-half mile from the upper parking lot along the Skyline Trail to the falls viewpoint.
- Notes: Myrtle Falls drops gracefully for over 50 feet, and provides a stunning foreground for viewing Mount Rainier along the Skyline Trail. Located in the heart of Paradise--by far the most visited area of Rainier National Park--the viewpoint is usually crowded, especially on cloudless days. Early mornings and late evenings, however, I have often found myself alone, savoring the lively roar of the falls and the golden light painting Rainier's mighty flanks.
- Best Season: Spring
- Gear: Tripod, rain gear
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