Nisqually Vista Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Paradise Inn, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

Length1.1 miElevation gain180 ftRoute typeLoop
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Mount Rainier National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Please check the park website for current rates. This family-friendly trail features beautiful views of Nisqually Glacier with a short walk from Paradise VC. Accessibility: The trail is paved and typically at least three feet wide, but may be too steep for wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users without assistance. The steepest area is between about 0.2 and 0.4 miles where the grade is very steep (over 12%). There is a staircase by the parking lot and snowdrifts in the winter on the trail may make it impossible to use mobility equipment at these points.

Mt. Rainier Entrance Fee

Paradise Ranger Station Tel: 360.569.2211 ext. 2314

From the Nisqually entranceon Highway 706, 18 miles on Longmire-Paradise Road to the main Paradise Parking area. The trail starts at the stone steps near the Jackson Visitor Center

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Chance Hollingsworth
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Gabriel Melo
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Snow shoeing is no joke

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Trushank Dand
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Mark Pigman
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Jake Reichardt
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Mark Pigman
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Mark Pigman
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Mark Mark Broadbent
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T G
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Aaron Houk
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Tons of fresh powder! Bluebird day with inspiring views. This makes an excellent snowshoe trail.

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Maegan Irwin
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definitely some snow packed down on the paved trail. a couple of steep spots with snow/ ice/ slush on the trail

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Emily Gerrity
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Super easy trail, lots of awesome views. Both times I have done this trail I have seen some awesome wildlife!

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Peter Herreid
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Matt O
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Very quiet one today. Only passed a family right at the end.

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Philip Goldkamp
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Eric Fuentes
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Short but beautiful trail. Good view of mountains.

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Brandee Rae
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The weather was amazing so I got great views. Fall foliage is in full swing and it did not disappoint!

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Jim McLafferty
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Tessa Cruz
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Karly Mareka
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Visited last August. Was very foggy, so views were obscured, but gorgeous displays of wildflowers. Easy and kid-friendly.

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Bethany Decker
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Very pretty trail! Unfortunately the smoke had most of the view completely covered.

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Ken Sturgis
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Elizabeth Ankabrandt
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very nice heart pumping hike

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Ryan Ankabrandt
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Arka Ghosh
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Johnny Jeter
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Quick, easy, scenic, and views for days of the fog hasn’t rolled in!

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Lauren Acosta
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Very simple and beautiful hike! Perfect for families

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Donna Baron
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Nice trail with a very good view of mt rainier! Great for kids

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Sarah Leland
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Easy, paved trail to see some nice views of Rainier, though views from just a bit up Skyline are better (in my opinion). Few shaded areas but mostly in the sun. Not an overly popular trail, at least when I was there on a Friday afternoon.

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