We were looking for someplace to escape the heat this week and decided on a trip to Mt. Rainier National Park. There’s always something new to discover at the Park and this week it was Silver Falls. On our way to the Falls, we enjoyed views of the Mountain around every corner.
This one from Inspiration Point.
This one at Reflection Lakes where we got to see the mountain twice
and framed in evergreens.
Along the Stevens Canyon Road we continued toward Ohanapecosh Campground and the trailhead to Silver Falls. Turns out it had everything you want in a hike.
A good trail through towering old growth forest.
Bridges over streams and brooks.
The roar and occasional glimpses of the river through the trees.
And the gorgeous falls at the end, where according to the National Park Service website, “the clear, icy and swift Ohanapecosh River tumbles over Silver Falls as it flows from its headwaters in the glaciers and snowfields on to the sea.”
Ahhhhh yes. I can feel the cool air even now.
Move over Sol Duc. I think I found my new favorite waterfall hike.