Abs Mag:


 Beisel Rating:

4.06 (Class 5)


100 feet

 Tallest Drop:

20 feet

 # of Drops:





Paradise River






USGS Mount Rainier East 7 1/2"


Aerial Photography


48 B3



The last two drops in the series, click to enlarge

A telephoto isolation of the upper reaches of the cascades, click to enlarge



Mount Rainier National Park , Lewis County, WA , USA


No Known Alternate Names



The last two drops in the series



Washington Cascades are a long series of cascades and short drops on the Paradise River below Ruby Falls and above Narada Falls. For better information: Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest


Geology and Bedrock Structure:




Photography Notes:

Washington Cascades are comprised of several cascades and falls. A bit of scrambling may be required to reach some of the drops, but for the most part, this waterfall doesn't hide from view. Have a good look around and see what you can see. You'll want a tripod, polarizer, and warming filter. While early mornings and late afternoons will yield decent light, overcast days are ideal. I've seen photos that indicate to me that early summer will be a good time as there will be abundant wildflowers to serve as a foreground element. A wide range of focal lengths will prove helpful here, some of the more distant falls can be made available.