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Grove of the Patriarchs

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests
Activities: Hiking
Description: A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

To walk among these old giants is to walk with respect. This was a quiet, easy walk among the remaining giants. So quiet, sunlight filtered through the trees. Don't miss this area.

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Minneapolis, MN
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Our family of three visited on a Saturday in August. It was a beautiful day and we got there around noon so we thought it might be packed. We were pleasantly surprised to find it busy, but not packed by any means. We did have to wait a few minutes to take our turn over the bridge, but noticed on... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The trees here are big and impressive, some of the best in the area but do not expect the giant redwoods of the CA coast or the Sequoias of Kings Canyon. Scenic walk to the grove is not difficult and elevation change minimal.

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Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

A nice quiet little t hike with nicely laid out trail. The trees were huge and amazing! Highly recommend.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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268 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Seeing all these really old trees was worth the short hike. You cross over a suspension bridge before you get to the groove.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a lovely stroll around and through these huge trees, we did it in the early evening as others were going home, definitely worth doing

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Sunnyvale, California
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Grove of the Patriarchs is a very easy trail. It takes you by the riverside on to a small island of fir trees. This is the first trail head you will cross when you enter Ohanapecosh entrance of the park. I would suggest this peaceful walk as a time filler.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a super easy hike for kids and families. Handicapped or people who need stable walks may find this difficult or impossible. There is a sturdy but wiggly suspension bridge across the river. It is recommended one person cross at a time, so this could cause a back up on busy weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This was more of a casual walk than a hike in my opinion, but beautiful nonetheless. The suspension bridge over the river was fun for all (and not scary for those afraid of such things). The walk was filled with photo opportunities and the grove itself was spectacular. The fill walk is less than an hour, even casually strolling.

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Columbus, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was really fun. The trees were awesome! The bridge was a little scary though.... one at a time bridge. Don't go on if you don't like shaking bridges, but it was safe, even though it shook.

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