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      Paradise is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. When James Longmire's daughter-in-law, Martha, first saw this site, she exclaimed, "Oh, what a paradise" The park's main visitor center, the new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, is located in the upper parking area. Paradise is also the prime winter-use area in the park, receiving on average 643 inches (53.6 feet/16.3 meters) of snow a year. Winter activities include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and tubing. The road between Longmire and Paradise is plowed throughout the winter. See the current Road Status for updated information about park roads. Paradise is located 19 miles (30 km) east of the Nisqually Entrance and 12 miles (19 km) east of Longmire.

      Paradise Valley Road - Start next to the Paradise Inn to follow this one-way road through a beautiful meadow filled valley.

      Reflection Lakes - Drive 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Paradise on Stevens Canyon Road for a possible glimpse of Mount Rainier's reflection in these subalpine lakes.

      Inspiration Point - Just east of Paradise Valley Road on Stevens Canyon Road, this large pullout offers spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the Tatoosh Range.

      If you plan to visit Paradise, remember that Paradise is located at an elevation of 5,400 feet and trails have at least some steeper sections. Snow can linger on trails well into June. Please stay on the trails; the meadows are very fragile and heavily visited.

      Bench & Snow Lakes Trail (2.4 mi/3.7 km)
      Located east of Reflection Lakes along Stevens Canyon Road, Bench lake is 0.75 miles (1.2 km) from the trailhead, while Snow Lake is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) further down the trail. Enjoy lovely subalpine meadows and lakes.

      Pinnacle Peak (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
      Also beginning from Reflection Lakes, Hike into the Tatoosh Range for excellent views of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams.

      Paradise Meadows Trails
      Take any of these trails for excellent views of Mount Rainier, subalpine meadows, and wildlife:

      Nisqually Vista Trail (1.2 mi/1.9 km) - Views of the Nisqually Glacier.
      Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls (1 mi/1.6 km) - Wheelchair accessible with assistance.
      Deadhorse Creek Trail & Morraine Trail (2.5 mi/4 km) - Glacier views.
      Alta Vista Trail (1.7 mi/2.7 km) - Wildflower viewing.
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      Region Details
      14 hike trails

      Hike Stats

      Trails (view details)
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,972 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,441 ft
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      Popular Paradise Hiking Trails

      Skyline Trail
      Golden Gate Trail
      Upper Dead Horse Creek
      Narada Falls View
      Dead Horse Creek
      Nisqually Vista Loop
      Alta Vista Alt
      Waterfall Trail
      Narada Falls
      Mazama Ridge
      Lower Lakes
      Avalanche Lily
      High Lakes
      Alta Vista
      Paradise Glacier

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      • 1 hikes
      • 1 hikes
      Past Week
      • 2 hikes

      Photos of Paradise

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      Sep 25, 2022 @ 12:00am
      Sep 25, 2022
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      Sep 24, 2022 @ 11:59pm
      Sep 24, 2022
      trail: Skyline Trail
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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Aug 17, 2021

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      user #3262261SequoiaCKAlaAriddentrailSkyline Trail
      Dec 6, 2022 @ 9:09pm
      Dec 6, 2022
      user #885846MskranszriddentrailSkyline Trail
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 11:04am
      Oct 23, 2022
      user #3203610ABOTHT64wishlisttrailSkyline Trail
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 5:04pm
      Oct 9, 2022
      user #2754540KeeganmgSOufriddentrailNisqually Vista
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 7:12am
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #2621552Judi1987addphoto in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and 1 more
      Sep 24, 2022 @ 11:59pm
      Sep 24, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Hike1416 miles2,972 ft5 miles2,441 ft
      Trail Running1416 miles2,972 ft5 miles2,441 ft
      Snowshoe13,074 ft98 ft1,325 ft102 ft
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