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Paradise Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.
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Redmond, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Best loop ever, visited Narada Falls and got amazing photos of the Falls with rainbow across. Reflection Lake was really beautiful, though guess we need to be there at sunrise to get better view. Paradise Inn Cafe has decent platter, if you are hungry. We entered the Loop from 123 and exited from Longmire.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a really great hike on Mt. Rainier today. The weather could not have been better and the wildflowers were in full bloom. So breathtaking, I felt like I was in Switzerland! The trails are paved and very easy to navigate.

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Tacoma, Wa.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'll tell you now, summer crowds are horrible. I didn't even try the food court at the visitor center because of the wait. Parking at Paradise was non existent. But if all you do is go to Paradise (the views never disappoint) you'll still enjoy yourself but go hiking a bit and lose all the crowds. There was a study... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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285 reviews 285 reviews
92 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A bit lengthy and a bit strenuous but worth every yard. Rewarding vistas and epic panoramas abound! The track is very nice but there is some snow on the way.

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La Center, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very popular place. Lots to see. Great lodge and visitor center. Some Mosquitos though 😕. Will return.

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Sequim, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Plan to take lot of photos and stop at all the pull-outs because they all are worthwhile. Box canyon is a must-see. All the waterfalls are wonderful. Mt. Rainier may not be visible but the falls and Box Canyon are, even in bad weather. The Reflection Lakes need clear and calm conditions for their attributes.

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Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
46 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This drive is delightful... budget enough time to stop and hike along the way- there are several opportunities for short hikes. Paradise Visitor Center is very nice and a pleasant way to get warm after walking around in the snow! We saw deer and there are plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

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Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a beautiful and majestic drive. Well worth the time. Make sure you allow enough time for stops along the way, and maybe even a short hike. Better yet bring a picnic. After labor day till the snow closes the road is my favorite time to go.

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It was very peaceful. Most of it was very easy to hike. That is saying something since I have a bad knee.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We loved driving up and stopping to take photos, so gorgeous! Waterfalls, wildlife, mointains, trees, snow. Take a few hours and pack a lunch!

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