The views were breath-taking while I hiked Paradise in August - wildflowers, dynamic clouds and craggy peaks filled my viewfinder. I opened the photos on my computer at home and was astonished to see their vintage postcard resemblance. Paradise was gorgeous and is a medium difficulty hike. Paradise Visitor Center is at the base as well as Paradise Inn if you feel like lodging in the mountains. Check reports of snow on the trail, it has been known to be present all year round.