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Paradise Loop

Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.
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Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

While most people I met in the park say the mountains constantly have clouds around them, I got lucky and it was clear. It was an overall fantastic drive that did not have a dull spot. While Paradise can be packed with tourists, the route itself is pretty good considering how beautiful it is. the view points were not overly... More 

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Tennessee
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210 reviews 210 reviews
95 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Numerous people are getting confused with all this nomenclature of Paradise this and Paradise that. I would like to help out. Paradise Loop is the actual drive. If you go to NPS.GOV website and look for Mount Rainier it is clear what is what. When traveling west, this loop exits off Stevens Canyon Road and loops around Paradise. This loop... More 

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Anaheim, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped by the park on a Monday in early November. Was informed that chain are required, but I ignored this requirement as I was driving a rental car. The road was closed at the Pardise Visitors center due to snow, so I did not get a chance at seeing the complete loop. If it is at all cloudy, when you... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Even with all of the parking around Paradise Visitor Center, it is hard to get a parking spot on most sunny days. The views from the driving loop are fantastic however it is hard to really appreciate them if you're driving because of all the people. I highly recommend going during the week during the summer because of the people... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The park map doesn't list a trail called "Paradise Loop" but maybe the name refers to the loop road? Paradise Rd is two-way traffic up to the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center. Beyond that it becomes a one-way only road which loops around the east side of Paradise River until it becomes two-way road again. BTW -- there is a... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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519 reviews 519 reviews
285 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The parking lot @ Paradise was filled to capacity so you had a little wait to snag a parking space. Worth the wait

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Aiken, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you haven't seen big old growth timber this is an easy stop. The trail is pretty easy for most anyone. There is a suspension bridge crossing a stream that is fun. You can do this in about 1 hour if you wish.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This trail gives hikers a wonderful view of the incredible wildflowers and, on a clear day, unobstructed views of Mt. Rainier.

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Washington, DC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is an easy, paved trail that leads from the Paradise Visitor Center. It's an excellent choice if you only have a few hours to spend at the park. It provides stunning views of the mountains, takes you past several waterfalls and through fields full of wildflowers. If you only have a single afternoon to explore or are limited because... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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