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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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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
101 reviews 101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Rockford, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

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

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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265 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

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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