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Paradise Loop

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

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We started our hike at the lower parking area and started up into Heaven. We were so lucky, due to a mild winter, the wild flowers were in full gorgeous bloom. We hiked several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We started our hike at the lower parking area and started up into Heaven. We were so lucky, due to a mild winter, the wild flowers were in full gorgeous bloom. We hiked several trails, saw water falls and had a bear encounter before heading back down to the Paradise trail head and visitor center to grab a bite. Went... More 

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Filer, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We drove up to the Paradise Inn and had breakfast. We made several stops along the way for pictures. The Christine Falls was absolutely amazing. It was a nice drive, much of the road has been freshly paved. This would be a fun ride on a motorcycle.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Waterfalls and alpine flowers with stunning scenery to back it all. Worth the drive to check it all out.

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Palmdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wonderful trip, great views, especially on a clear day. Worth taking the Nisqually Gkacier view trail. Beautiful vista of the Gkacier and easy walk

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park

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