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nicole309
06-21-2007, 04:03 PM
Has anyone ever been on the road fro Nisqually to Paradise at Mt. Ranier? I was wondering how it would be for biking? Is it paved all the way?

Susan126
06-21-2007, 04:13 PM
I have when I did the RAMROD in 2004. From the park entrance to the top of paradise (if I recollect correctly is about 20 miles). And it's all up hill (yes paved). But it's very winding and very steep with a very narrow road (no shoulders to speak of). First part is cool and beautiful with old growth forest. Crossing the Nisqually River is quite a view. If you like to climb it's the ride for you. :)

nicole309
06-21-2007, 04:22 PM
Thanks for the information Susan. It's always nice to hear from someone who has already done the ride.

Susan126
06-21-2007, 04:49 PM
Are you considering doing the ride, Nicole? I just remembered the floods from this past winter. Please check with the National Park web site and see what the road conditions are before you try cycling up there.

Mount Rainier National Park Web Page (http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm)

I believe Longmire to Paradise is ok. But Steven's Canyon Road is definitely closed. Also I think they are doing some construction at Paradise

Paradise Construction (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13279980/#storyContinued)

Sue

nicole309
06-21-2007, 04:52 PM
I will check it out, thanks!