Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

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.

~  Susanne

10 Comments on “Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

  1. Lovely waterfall photos, Susanne. Nice to have somewhere like that close by, to enjoy some freshness.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks Pete. We’ve done a lot of hikes at Mt Rainier. I’m not sure how we missed this one till now. I’m sure we’ll do It again. It was a beauty!

    • Thanks John. It was great!! I really don’t know how we me missed it all these years but there’s so much that’s great at Mt. Rainier it’s hard to see and do it all! 🙂

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