Paradise Flower Trails

Paradise, Washington

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Late July and early August are the best times to experience the Paradise flower trails. These are popular trails, and you will encounter many hikers and tourists when flowers are at their peak. You may also encounter climbers coming or going from Mount Rainier. You can get by without a map as most of these trails are short and trail junctions are signed with mileages. However, if you are a first-time visitor, it is easier to navigate these trails if you’ve got a map (you can pick up a free trail map inside the park). The trails begin from Paradise, near the Paradise Ranger Station and Guide House, a historic structure currently under rehabilitation. When it comes to flowers, timing is everything; you can call Mount Rainier National Park ahead of time to see when the flowers are at their peak. Conditions change from year to year—sometimes these subalpine meadows will still be under snow until late summer.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Late July and early August are the best times to experience the Paradise flower trails. These are popular trails, and you will encounter many hikers and tourists when flowers are at their peak. You may also encounter climbers coming or going from Mount Rainier.

You can get by without a map as most of these trails are short and trail junctions are signed with mileages. However, if you are a first-time visitor, it is easier to navigate these trails if you’ve got a map (you can pick up a free trail map inside the park). The trails begin from Paradise, near the Paradise Ranger Station and Guide House, a historic structure currently under rehabilitation. When it comes to flowers, timing is everything; you can call Mount Rainier National Park ahead of time to see when the flowers are at their peak. Conditions change from year to year—sometimes these subalpine meadows will still be under snow until late summer.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Paradise
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,700 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Hikable: July through October, Best flowers: July through August
Local Contacts: Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 270S Mount Rainier East, park handout
Driving Directions: Directions to Paradise Flower Trails

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