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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A 94-mile trail which goes around Mount Rainier.

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Nirvana - there is a reason they call the alpine lodge Paradise.

If I need to be recharged, this is where I go. Nothing better than staying at Paradise, getting up before dawn and hitting the Wonderland trail which is the best time to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Chloris B
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If I need to be recharged, this is where I go. Nothing better than staying at Paradise, getting up before dawn and hitting the Wonderland trail which is the best time to see wildlife. The light is beautiful that time of day. The sounds of the mountain are not something you will ever forget. Don't limit yourself to the Wonderland... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

from little day hikes between campground and strenuous switch backs to gain and loose altitude traveling the wonderland trail is a great way to see spectacular vistas and burn a lot of calories. very well maintained trails and campgrounds help even the most inexperienced backpacker to have a great time

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3 Thank genejohnson2015
Los Angeles, California
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We only did about 10 miles of it -- both day hikes out of the National Park Inn including going up to Narada Falls. Great hikes. Very few people even though it was August.

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1 Thank Ron D
Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

i hope to do the whole trail someday with my kids but for now we are stuck to doing small sections. we have done random bits and peices with all being great. you will see parts of the mountain not available any other way.

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2 Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Yakima, Washington
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My Bro.-in-Law and I have hiked all but one portion of the trail. I would recommend doing it at the end of July when the wild flowers are at their best. We have hiked the lower portion through the forest. It was a nice hike, but drizzly, There are a number of nice water falls to see and it is... More 

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2 Thank 500spencer
Seattle
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Wonderland Trail goes all around Mt. Rainier. It's 100 miles long and goes through a variety of ecosystems. You need a permit to hike the whole distance.

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2 Thank BajaBadBoy
seattle, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

we started at Longmire and made it a bit on the trail but the bridge was out so we could not get to Paradise. it's such a well maintained trail, interesting, diverse and if you imagine a hiker's "beltway" around the entire mountain, you can get on and off and endless exits.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Wonderland Loop is one of the most spectacular treks one can experience in Washington State. It offers beautiful flowery meadows, hillside full of berries, wildlife sightings and of course incredible views of Mt. Rainier. Prepare yourself for lots of ups and downs. The trail often drops you to a bottom of a valley just to take you all the... More 

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4 Thank Gabigabs
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We conquered the Wonderland Trail in 11 days, cut it one day short than planned and walked 20 miles the last day, other than that we averaged 9ish miles per day. The camps we slept at were very well kept with flat spots for your tent and toilets, The trail is well marked with signs at every camp, footbridges and... More 

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16 Thank Lacey T M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife and I do a 1-2 week backpacking trip about every other year. We just completed the Wonderland Trail in 10 days and it is now my favorite for the U.S. It has everything. Waterfalls, wildlife, glaciers, great mountain views, and wild flowers. Plus, the place is carpeted with berries (especially blueberries) in a lot of areas and you... More 

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