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Paradise

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise
46.7862, -121.7354 Map & Directions
Length
25.0 miles of trails
Highest Point
10080 feet
Signature flowers at Paradise. Photo by Dr. J. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

Paradise provides a gateway to Washington's most iconic mountain, trails to get your heart pumping or just stretch your legs, and in winter, fantastic snowshoe and skiing opportunities for people of all ages. Continue reading

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Hiking Paradise

Paradise provides a gateway to Washington's most iconic mountain, trails to get your heart pumping or just stretch your legs, and in winter, fantastic snowshoe and skiing opportunities for people of all ages. 

Year-round, the area around the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center is wonderful for families with beginning hikers or little ones still being carried. Paved trails and generous, wide stone steps make navigating the area easy, and a sweet little bridge just west of the Visitors Center makes a great destination for a short hike. 

In winter, it's also a great place for snow play, whether you just want to build a snowman or get a day trip on snowshoes under your belt. 

Check out this selection of trails that depart from the Paradise area on Mount Rainier:

These winter trails are also great options at Paradise:


Always prepare properly for each hike — know the gear you'll need before leaving the parking lot, and bring the Ten Essentials with you.

Hike Description Written by
Anna Roth, WTA Staff

Paradise

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7862, -121.7354 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From the east, take Highway 123 to Stevens Canyon Road (Note that this road is closed in the winter). 19 miles from the turnoff, turn right onto Paradise Road East. Continue two miles to the Paradise Visitors Center.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area > SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Mt. Rainier National Park Trails (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

Buy the Green Trails Paradise No. 270S map

Buy the Green Trails Mt Rainier East No. 270 map

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