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Paradise Valley in Mount Rainier National Park

Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park is famous for its glorious views and wildflower meadows. It is located 19 miles (30 km) east of the Nisqually Entrance and 12 miles (19 km) east of Longmire. 
Paradise Mount Rainier National Park
Mt Rainier Paradise Valley
Mount Rainier Paradise

The new Paradise Jackson Visitor Center offers general information, exhibits, the new park film, guided ranger programs, book/gift store and cafeteria. This visitor center is usually open daily from May to early October. From mid-October through April, it is usually open only on weekends and holidays.

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.  
Paradise Valley in Mount Rainier National Park
Paradise Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley in Mount Rainier

Roadside Attractions Near Paradise
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. 
Paradise Valley  Mount Rainier
Paradise Valley Sunset Mt Rainier

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.

Entrance Fee: There’s a $30 per vehicle entrance fee valid for 7 consecutive days. Entry is free if you have the yearly pass, America the Beautiful pass.

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