Paradise Inn Climb

Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA

New - Hilly

The ride begins at the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, on the west flank of the mountain. It passes through impressive old growth forests at a 2% grade following the Nisqually River up to Longmire village. Then it tips up to 4–6% for the rest of the climb, passing numerous trailheads and waterfall lookouts, until emerging above the tree line and arriving at the Paradise Inn at 5488 feet. The lodge was built in 1917 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This ride is the most popular, welcoming, and scenic route on the mountain, and as you near the top, views of majestic glaciers and late summer wild flowers will emerge—along with lots of tourists!

28.10km
DISTANCE
01:20:38
DURATION
1003m
ELEVATION
429
TOUGHNESS