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Paradise Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.
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Anaheim, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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512 reviews 512 reviews
283 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a really great hike on Mt. Rainier today. The weather could not have been better and the wildflowers were in full bloom. So breathtaking, I felt like I was in Switzerland! The trails are paved and very easy to navigate.

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Tacoma, Wa.
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I'll tell you now, summer crowds are horrible. I didn't even try the food court at the visitor center because of the wait. Parking at Paradise was non existent. But if all you do is go to Paradise (the views never disappoint) you'll still enjoy yourself but go hiking a bit and lose all the crowds. There was a study... More 

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