It was very peaceful. Most of it was very easy to hike. That is saying something since I have a bad knee.
We loved driving up and stopping to take photos, so gorgeous! Waterfalls, wildlife, mointains, trees, snow. Take a few hours and pack a lunch!
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
This trail is easy, quick, and has breathtaking views of the range, Mt. Rainier, and wildflowers. It is paved, which is a plus.
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
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.
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
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.
If you have a day available to sightsee from Seattle, please make it a point to visit Mt Rainier, following the Paradise entrance route. All I can say is stunning! My friend and I were very lucky in that the weather was sunny and 72 degrees the day we went. It is about 104 miles from Seattle, a long but... More
My wife and I visited on a dreary fall weekend, and were disappointed that it was so foggy that we really never got a good look at the mountain itself. But when we got to Paradise and drove around the loop, our disappointment vanished. Even without bright, sunny skies, we have never seen such spectacular fall colors, in every shade... More
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