Narada Falls, Paradise

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Mount Rainier National Park
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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  • A pretty short hike to the breathtaking views. hard to describe. the rocks, water, gorgeous trees. Just a beautiful  more »
  • You can see this falls from the parking area and a short steep hike will take you down to the bottom of the waterfall. There are restrooms available.  more »
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  • Amazing waterfall and the surrounding scenery! Definitely worth stopping by on your way up to the Paradise area. I'm so glad I did. And the walk down is so short. It is totally do-able for people across a wide range of age and physical level.
  • If you are visiting Mount Rainier, you don't want to miss this place. Must watch and very safe. I like Rainbow the most and you are not afford to miss it.

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