Paradise Accessibility

A cascading waterfall flows through the foreground. A lush green hillside and Mount Rainier fill the background.
View of Mount Rainier and Myrtle Falls from the Waterfall Trail.

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Henry M Jackson Memorial Visitor Center

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  • Visitor Center - 6 spaces

  • Paradise Inn - 5 spaces

  • Lower parking lot - 8 spaces


  • Henry M Jackson Visitor Center: Accessible exhibits, book store/gift shop, restrooms, water fountains, café, and picnic tables. Wheelchairs available for short term loan. The park film and exhibit videos are captioned, and assistive listening devices are available at the front desk. Audio descrption tour of the exhibits- devices at desk, or use your own smart device by downloading the NPS AD app. Path to the visitor center is paved and level
  • Paradise Wilderness Information Center (Guide House): Accessible entrance on east side of building near Paradise Inn parking spaces
  • Restrooms: Accessible restrooms at the Jackson Visitor Center and Paradise Inn, other restrooms through the narrow stone corridor near the Wilderness Information Center
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A typical table at Paradise Picnic Area

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  • Paradise Inn: Two deluxe accessible rooms, five standard quad rooms, all with roll in showers

Food Service:

  • Paradise Inn Dining Room: Fully accessible. First floor of Paradise Inn
  • Tatoosh Café: Fully accessible. First floor of Paradise Inn

Picnic Areas:

  • Wide paved area next to Jackson Visitor Center has many picnic tables
  • Paradise Picnic Area: across street from lower parking lot. Accessible parking, picnic tables, and restrooms


  • No nearby campgrounds


  • Paradise area trails are typically paved but can be steep. Trails are often snow covered through early summer.
    • Nisqually Vista Trail is a 1.2 mile (1.9km) loop trail beginning with a set of stairs at the Paradise lower lot.
    • Take the Skyline Trail northeast to the waterfall trail. A steep section leads you up to Myrtle Falls and an open view of Mount Rainier. Stairs and a dirt path lead to the lower falls view. 1 mile (1.6km) round trip.

Things to Do:

  • Join a Ranger-led program.
  • In summer, join a Night Skies Program with a ranger in front of the visitor center.
  • Take an audio descrption tour of the Jackson Visitor Center exhibits– devices are available at the desk or use your own device with the NPS AD app.
  • Visit viewpoints along Paradise Valley Road, Reflection Lakes, and Inspiration Point.
  • Enjoy wildflowers and waterfalls from many trails starting at Paradise.

Area Maps:

A simplified map showing accessibility features around Paradise
Map showing the accessibility features around Paradise's upper parking lot, visitor center, and inn.
A simplified map of the Paradise Picnic area and lower parking lot
A map of the accessible features of the Paradise Picnic Area and lower parking lot.

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Last updated: September 1, 2023

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