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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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Fantastic views - be prepared!

Whether talking about the drive or the hike, both Paradise Loops are tremendous. Be ready for vast temperature differences as well as precipitation of all sorts. The views are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TheGambianRPCV
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether talking about the drive or the hike, both Paradise Loops are tremendous. Be ready for vast temperature differences as well as precipitation of all sorts. The views are just beyond description - GET THERE!

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north hollywoid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found parking in a lot after circling around for awhile. When we left people had parked on both sides of the street. That made some sections hard to drive through and we were in a small car. The views are amazing though, definitely worth it. I had been here before and snow was still everywhere. It was also hard... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make this drive. It offers some spectacular images with areas to pull off and take it in. Go in the summer on a clear day. Roll your windows down and enjoy nature!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went from Ashford to Paradise with which stopping took most of the day. There is a beautiful lodge at Paradise and a very large visitor center with a restaurant. Many hiking trails that go toward the top but we didn't try any of them since there was still snow on the ground. I'm sure later in the summer... More 

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1 Thank raven_lover
Highland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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Hartsburg, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this is listed as an attraction ax it is just a road the goes through the trees past the visitor center and back k to the main road. Some pull outs but nothing really of interest to see.

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Thank TheLongLongTrailer
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 June 30, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
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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