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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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201 reviews 201 reviews
46 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
103 reviews 103 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

It does take some time to get up to the mountain. Sometimes tourists to Seattle think it is closer than it is as it looks so close and magnificent. Absolute best time to visit is in summer to see the incredible wildflowers. Be sure and bring a picnic. If you are 62 or older, get a lifetime pass to ALL... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This trail is easy, quick, and has breathtaking views of the range, Mt. Rainier, and wildflowers. It is paved, which is a plus.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Loved the mountain and the clean fresh air. beautiful place and great views of glaciers.its a couple of hrs from SeaTac airport but totally worth the drive

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Portland, OR
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This loop has the best accessible wildflowers in the northwest. The season differs every year and can start as early as the thrid week in July to third week in August.

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Westhoughton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Plan your trip well, check weather forecasts before setting out. The best days to go are when it's sunny. In cloudy weather it could be a wasted journey. The views are spectacular, the wild flowers and stunning and the wildlife abundant. A couple of words of caution - apply sun cream (the temperature can be deceptive) and wear good walking... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Worth the ride from Seattle, but beware....both parking lots at Paradise fill up by noon, you could do the drive and not be able to park anywhere.

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