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Paradise Loop

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.

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u do this loop it should be all u need to cover this area of the park. This trail will take u to a glacier, then to the hikers bench, then down to reflection lake and back up to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an easy enough drive to include in the itinerary when you are visiting Mt. Rainier so there's hardly an excuse to not pass by.

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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

There are two loops in Paradise that seem to be reviewed here, the hiking loop above the visitor center and the driving loop to the visitor center and around Paradise Valley. Since the hiking loop is more properly called Skyline Trail, which is an excellent but strenuous hike and has its own listing where I have reviewed this loop, I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

u do this loop it should be all u need to cover this area of the park. This trail will take u to a glacier, then to the hikers bench, then down to reflection lake and back up to the Inn. could be a whole or half day hike depending on your speed. Over all a great trail. Not for... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Long stretches of paved trails, for the most part, through Paradise Valley. Hard to get lost with the mountain keeping your bearings. The brave can go ahead up off of the trails to the Snowfield up higher on Rainier

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The=is is one of the most scenic drives in the park. The day should be clear to see Rainier around you all time when you dirve or you would not even know if there a mountain.

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sussex,england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

When visiting Mt Ranier you really have to drive this scenic loop with stunning views, pull outs and Trail heads. Nice colours in the Fall and not the crowds. We had cloud spill in and trap in the valley and cling to the trees and although it took away the mountain view it was quite something, surreal is the best... More 

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Otley West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife to Paradise, not sure she meant this one. The drive was very good and we had some nice views of the mountain. The road wasn't busy so we could take our time and we had plenty of stops. Very scenic.

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1 Thank bryan61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

My wife and I hiked the Burrough Mountain trail. We ended up going to all 3 Burroughs. It's a lot of uphill and can be challenging at times, but you get extremely close to Rainier and some incredible views of the glaciers. If you like intense hikes with absolutely stunning views, do this trail!

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The loop was a great drive, lots of lookouts and the fall colors were great. Visitors ctr colors especially nice as was the visitors ctr

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You cannot drive up to the peak like Haleakula in Maui. The view from the paradise side is stunning, but foggy when we were there. There are a large number of hiking trails and facilities. There was limited parking at the visitors centre and it was extremely busy

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