Paul Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Although this trail is within Mount Rainier National Park, limited views of the big mountain are found on this route. In fact, there are few sweeping panoramic views. Fortunately, the forest is a wonderful example of mixed old-growth, with cedar, Douglas fir, hemlock, and a few bigleaf maples tossed in for good measure. Camprobber jays, ptarmigans, grouse, hares, red foxes, coyotes, and cougars patrol the area.
Best of all, this trail—one of the easiest to reach in the northwest corner of the park— is one of the most lightly used. As a result, hikers can frequently find peaceful solitude on this often-overlooked trail. Walk quietly, and you might encounter some of the beings that do share the trail with you: small birds and other beasts of the forest."