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.Using our custom trip planner, Mount Rainier National Park attractions like Narada Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The waterfall drops 188 feet (57 m) in two tiers of 168 feet (51 m) and 20 feet (6.1 m). 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 150 feet (46 m) of icicles, which attracts many ice climbers.
The falls was named by Frederick Gordon Plummer in 1893 after the branch name of the Narada Theosophical Society of Tacoma. This branch was called Narada, a Sanskrit name, Name of son of Lord Brahma, the greatest devotee of Lord Vishnu. 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, 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.
Create an itinerary including Narada Falls
Narada Falls reviews
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.
Plan your trip to Mount Rainier National Park
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Mount Rainier National Park
Side trips from Mount Rainier National Park
Hidden gems in Mount Rainier National Park
Nature in Mount Rainier National Park
Trails in Mount Rainier National Park
Trips to Narada Falls by other users
14 days in Chicago & Greater Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Chicago Mount Rainier National Park Seattle 15 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Seattle Mazama Port Angeles 11 days in Mount Rainier National Park, San Juan Islands & Olympic National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mount Rainier National Park Orcas Island Friday Harbor 13 days in Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park & North Cascades National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Mount Rainier National Park Olympic National Park North Cascades National Park 19 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM FRANCE Seattle Spokane Mount Rainier National Park 42 days in Greater Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Seattle Olympia Mount Rainier National Park