Paradise Nature Trails is a 2.8 mile trail located near Paradise Inn, WA that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October.
cross country skiing
From Tacoma, south 40 miles on Highway 7 to Elbe. Turn east on Highway 706 and drive 10 miles to the Nisqually Entrance Station. Continue 17.5 miles to the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center or 18 miles to the Paradise National Park Inn. The trails emanate from the visitors center and the lodge.
Took a guided snowshoeing hike with a park ranger. Saw lots of evidence of wild life but saw no animals. The clouds were thick and low with sleet and snow. The trail was steep in places. Not a good trail for an out of shape first time snowshoer. Overall the experience was good and the park ranger was informative about the flora and fauna on the mountain.