- Paradise is the most popular part of Mt. Rainier National Park. The area provides views of the mountain, to the north, the Tatoosh Range, across the Paradise River Valley, and Mt. St. Helens, to the south. In July and August it is covered with a myriad of wildflowers.
In addition the the natural beauty this area of the park contains the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center. This site houses interpretive exhibits and provides several outdoor programs in the summer. A picnic area, ranger station and restaurant lie within the Paradise Complex.
A network of trails winds in all directions from the Paradise Complex. Hiking and attending ranger-led programs top the list of activities in Paradise. Visitors can also enjoy photography, picnicking, backpacking and viewing scenery from this area of the park. Many individuals begin their summit trek to Columbia Crest from this area of the park.
Paradise is located high on the southern flanks of Mt. Rainier. It lies along the Longmire - Paradise Road directly north of the peaks on the Tatoosh Range and the Paradise River. The elevation of the Paradise Complex is 5,550 feet
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