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Paradise

Mount Rainier Area

Location

Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise
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Length

25.0 miles of trails

Elevation

Highest Point: 10080 ft.

Rating

2.88 out of 5

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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. 

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.

 

Paradise

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.7862, -121.7354 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Mount Rainier Area -- SW - Longmire/Paradise

Mount Rainier National Park

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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

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.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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