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

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Beautiful views but chains are be required after Nov 1

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Anaheim, California
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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456 reviews 456 reviews
224 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I climbed to the top of rainier almost two years ago but really didn't get to see anything else. I decided to come back while on a work trip and see everything else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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220 reviews 220 reviews
98 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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212 helpful votes 212 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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68 helpful votes 68 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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