Home to the historic Paradise Inn, the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center and the starting point for routes up the face of the mountain, Paradise is probably the most-visited spot in the park. One trip there will show you exactly why!

Stop in to the visitor center and learn all about the park and its history. Take a walk through the rustic Paradise Inn and explore its architecture. Take some of the trails to experience alpine meadows and the chance to see some wildlife.

In the summer, the trails are visited by families and tourists around the world; in the winter, the snow piles up, making it the prime winter recreation area in the park. Cross-country skiing, inner tubing, snowshoeing and more await in the cold months!

Guided ranger programs, walks and talks originate from the visitor center, and the park also hosts stargazing parties. Those are just a sampling of all that's available; check the Mount Rainier National Park website on Paradise to learn more.

If you're headed eastbound from here, double back to Stevens Canyon Road and turn left to explore the Reflection Lakes area and the eastern reaches of the park.

Eastbound: Continue to Stevens Canyon Road and Reflection Lakes

Westbound: Continue to Narada Falls


Places to stay nearby

Adytum Sanctuary

Mossyrock, East
Starting at: $195.00

Almost Paradise

Ashford, East
Starting at: $175.00

Alpine Retreat

Packwood, East
Starting at: $110.00

Bear Lodge

Packwood, East

Places to eat nearby

Blue Spruce Saloon & Diner

13019 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5605

Headquarters Tavern

112 E. Front St.,
Mineral, WA
(360) 492-3261

Bear Country Espresso

9802 U.S. Highway 12,
Randle, WA 98377
(360) 497-2323

Pioneer Bar & Grill

148 State St.,
Mossyrock, WA 98564
(360) 983-3983

Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356

Tall Timber Restaurant, Lounge & Motel

10023 U.S. Highway 12
Randle, WA 98377
(360) 497-2991

Pizza Girl

1772 State Route 508,
Onalaska, WA 98570
(360) 978-4848

Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368

Upcoming events in the area

Packwood Farm-to-Table Dinner

Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

Packwood's Labor Day Flea Market

August 31-September 3, 2018 from 9:00am-6:00pm