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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A 5 to 6-mile trail with spectacular views of Mt. Rainier.

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AMAZING VIEWS!!

You don't have to be a hiker to see some absolutely amazing views on this road trip. We saw 3 beautiful waterfalls that were very short walks from the parking areas. Plus we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
makinmemories2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Highland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The paradise loop is a trail that takes a tourist along a mountain ridge, surrounded by spectacular views of the valley and the volcano itself...if one can see past the cars. The sidewalk was crawling with people of all types. Humans had moved the safety rails to park on the side of the mountain, all because the parking lot and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a hiker to see some absolutely amazing views on this road trip. We saw 3 beautiful waterfalls that were very short walks from the parking areas. Plus we had a nice lunch at the National Park Inn. After lunch we were lucky enough to see a family of deer just outside the Inn. We drove... More 

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1 Thank makinmemories2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the whole family up to Paradise loop. If you are in Seattle for more than one day you have make a trip to Mount Rainier. It is a day trip but one that is absolutely worth it. It was the highlight of our trip in Seattle.

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Thank Shawn F
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The best time to make this drive is in the fall. You will find less traffic. Go on a nice fall day and bring a picnic. Make sure you allow plenty of time so you can stop and get out of the car to walk or hike around.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We had a plan to drive on the Paradise loop. We planned our trip in June and believed the loop will be open based on a lot of reviews on the Internet. My suggestion of best time to go to Mt Rainier would be September, not May as many places on the Internet suggested.

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Thank W C
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Although this is not my first snow experience, it was no less than one. I played in the snow like a kid and loved the walk up to the 360degree view point.

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Thank Amrita R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The road is a little rough in areas right now, but they are actively in the process of doing some repaving. You can get all the way up to Paradise on clear roads this time of year in a car (I drove a Honda Fit) and still find a good amount of snow at the lodge for playing or snow... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

While visiting MT Rainier , we drove on to Paradise Loop. Parts of this NP are closed until summer, but this was open. Roads were clear, but there was snow everywhere, so pretty! The tallest mountains were snow covered, peaking through the clouds at times. Awesome views, several places to pull over and take pictures. At this loop, kids were... More 

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2 Thank Denise D
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

I visited here only twice. It is very depends on weather. I visited August,2015 and April,2016 but it is totally different scenic. If u visit on summer, you can see beautiful flowers on Paradise Loop. if u visit on spring with sunny weather you can see and have a lot of fun with snow on top. But you must visit... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We hiked this in mid-September 2015. Gorgeous, clear weather. Hiking up towards the glacier is great. The going is a bit more strenuous after reaching the highest lookout. Take really good shoes and some snacks. Took us (40-ish and in decent shape) 5 hours to do the entire loop.

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