Narada Falls, Paradise

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Narada Falls is a waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park, in the U.S. state of Washington. It is said to be the most popular, because the Mount Rainier Highway crosses the falls between its two tiers.The waterfall drops 188ft in two tiers of 168ft and 20ft. The upper tier is a horsetail that falls in several strands down a nearly sheer cliff, into a canyon that is perpendicular to it. The lower tier is a much smaller plunge. During the winter, the upper falls freezes and becomes a sheer 150ft of icicles, which attracts many ice climbers.The falls was named by Frederick Gordon Plummer in 1893 after a branch of the Narada Theosophical Society of Tacoma. This branch was called Narada, a Hindi word meaning "pure". A variant name is Neradah, and a common mistake is Nevada.Although there is little documentation supporting it, there is widespread belief among the Hindu community that the Falls shares its name with Narada Muni, a Vedic sage who plays a prominent role in a number of Hinduism's earliest texts, for a reason. Much like the sage, the Falls travels different realms during its course from its origin.
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  • There is a fairly large parking lot and the falls are a short - albeit treacherous - walk from there. It is worth the effort!  more »
  • The parking lot for Narada Falls is actually above the falls, and there is a short path down to a lookout that gives much better views of the falls. It isn't super strenuous, and it is a beautiful...  more »
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  • Huge beautiful waterfall in Mt.Rainier national park, 2 great viewpoints in a short walk from the parking lot!
  • Water mist falls on your face and its lovely and refreshing.

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