Sidewinder Cascades are a series of cascades about one-third of a mile downstream of Narada Falls along the Paradise River in Mount Rainier National Park. The falls consist of a series of "s" shaped slides and cascades, which get progressively steeper, culminating in a plunging 25 foot tall chute followed by a steep runout through a swath of huge boulders which have cleaved off the adjacent cliff. The falls can be pretty plainly heard from the Wonderland Trail between the Paradise River camp and Narada Falls, but only fleeting glimpses through the trees near the bottom are had from the trail, scrambling down to the river (which is steep and moderately brushy) is necessary to see the falls.
- Sidewinder Cascades is the Proposed name of this waterfall.
This series of cascades has (presumably) not been documented before and the name Sidewinder Cascades is proposed as a reflection of the twisting nature of the falls.
The falls are best accessed from the Wonderland Trail below the Narada Falls viewpoint in Mount Rainier National Park. Listen for the falls between the Paradise River camp and Narada Falls and pick your own route down to the river next to the cascades. There are steep, slick rocks adjacent to the falls which could pose injury risks, so exercise caution where prudent.