Nisqually Vista Trail

EASY 25 reviews

Nisqually Vista Trail is a 1 mile 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 and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

Beautiful views of Nisqually Glacier wth a short walk from Paradise VC.

hiking
6 days ago

Went out on Father's Day and the trail was still covered with snow. Beautiful, east hike even snow covered!

23 days ago

Easy walk with amazing vistas. Great trail to venture around if you're short on time

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of the nisqually glacier. Have flyfished many miles of the nisqually river all the way down to the delta

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked with the kids in 2001. Best to see it early August. Also stayed the night at Paradise. Great memory.

4 months ago

7 months ago

10 months ago

Gorgeous hike with views of Mt. Rainier and wildflowers.

10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

loved this trail! short and still enough up hill to get a decent work out with excellent views.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Lovely views of Mt Rainier!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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!

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

cross country skiing
Thursday, May 28, 2015

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.

hiking
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Happy 114th Birthday! I went on a snowshoe hike for the parks birthday in 2013.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.