Nisqually Vista Trail is a 1 mile loop trail located near Paradise Inn, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October.
Beautiful views of Nisqually Glacier wth a short walk from Paradise VC.
Gorgeous hike with views of Mt. Rainier and wildflowers.
7/24/2016 (Sunday) - Cloudless sunny morning, lucky to find a parking place (last one) at around 10:00. The loop is paved, with a view of the whole mountain and blue sky. Other trails leading to place directions, including the Visitor Center that attracts most tourists. The meadow, and flowers are so pleasant. The loop is good for families with kids and elderlies.
Lovely walk, however it is a paved trail which I was not anticipating. As well as it is insanely busy, so show up very early, and prepared to walk, not hike. That being side this trail has lovely views and amazing viewpoints, a must do trail while at the park. It is not physically taxing nor is it time consuming.
loved this trail! short and still enough up hill to get a decent work out with excellent views.
Lovely views of Mt Rainier!
Would be better with snowshoes, but still short enough of a hike to do with boots. On a clear day, this view of and closeness to Mt Rainier can't be beat! Great for families!
Even though the clouds were covering the top part of the mountain, it was still a majestic sight. Not as much snow as there should be because of the little snowfall over this past winter. Even the Nisqually River was below normal level. Still need good shoes to trek through the snow patches.
Happy 114th Birthday! I went on a snowshoe hike for the parks birthday in 2013.
We actually went snowshoeing there recently (it's open for snowshoeing in the winter months, so don't let the weather deter you). Even though some of the views were blocked by moody cloud cover, the trees were blanketed in snow and it was BEAUTIFUL. A winter wonderland straight out of a Thomas Kinkade painting. And the moody cloud cover actually made for some nice photogenic opportunities that are rarely seen. I highly recommend visiting during the snowy months if you have access to a vehicle that will get you there.
Amazing glacier shots. Saw a few black tail deer and some other wildlife.
Perfect view of Mountain Rainier. Short trail. A must do!
Short, easy spectacular! Can't find a better view of the mountain with Nisqually Glacier and moraine field. Third week of Aug. found the wildflowers in full bloom!
The Nisqually Vista trail shows you the parts of Mount Ranier National Park that you see in books and on TV: alpine meadows, wildflowers, coniferous trees, glacial valleys, and the mountain itself. On a clear, sunny day like the day we hiked the trail, the views are absolutely beautiful. The mountain is awesome, and, when studying Avalanche Lillies up close or watching the Nisqually River flow out from underneath Nisqually Glacier, you can't help but wonder how something as destructive as a volcano could have created so much beauty.
The trail itself is paved and is relatively easy hiking. If you hike it in summer, watch out for the bees. Summer is about six weeks long on Mount Ranier, and the bees are working overtime!
A veritable paradise of wildflower-covered meadows, rolling hills, and gurgling creeks, with a viewable glacier at the end of the loop -- who could ask for more? Well, I suppose I could. With less fog, I might actually have seen the glacier, but why nitpick.... :D