6.6.16 Hike of the Week: Paradise River

Area: Longmire
Hike Type: historic wagon road, impressive waterfalls, kid-friendly Pass: National Park Pass
Distance: 7.6 mi RT Duration: 3.5 hrs Difficulty Level: Moderate
Snow-Free: June – Nov High point: 3,800 feet Elevation Gain: 1000 feet

Features: historic wagon road, impressive waterfalls, kid-friendly

Hike a section of the round-the-mountain Wonderland Trail to a deep forested valley reverberating with crashing waterfalls. En route make an exciting crossing of the snow and ice fueled Nisqually River. Stare in disbelief of the snaking Nisqually Glacier above while frothy thundering water passes beneath your hiking shoes. And pass big old trees and remnants of the national park from its nascent days.

Read the Trail Description