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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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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great quick walk. The giant trees along the way a breathtaking, but once you enter the Grove of the Patriarchs be prepared to be amazed. The boardwalk winding through the grove is very easy walking, and the trail in was well groomed and an easy walk. There are several benches where you can sit and quietly reflect... More

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Maumee, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Awesome to walk and see all the huge and old trees! The running water was so clear! liked walking over the bridge and reading all the interperative signs.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Whew, the peaceful feeling of being watched by the elders surrounds you the entire time. Great trip for a cloudy day at Rainier.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Large 1000 year old trees! I was simply amazed to be standing in such a peaceful place on this earth.

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Orlando, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When you visit this place, you feel like you are in another world. The trees are enormous and quite old, and unbelievably beautiful! We could have wandered for hours!

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Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is about hour hike RT on a fairly easy trail (even for those who are out of shape) as there are only about 50 steps and some additional elevation/declines. Overall a nice trail, and flat as can be once you cross the swinging bridge to the grove loop. The trees are huge, and beautiful. The trail is nicely done... More

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Seattle, Washington
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There is nothing quite like hiking through old growth trees. The Grove of the Patriarchs is one of the places in the US where it is possible. If you visit go late summer or fall. It will be easier to park and in fall there are less bugs

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You get to see some massive trees in terms of diameter, circumference and height. You need to cross a suspension bridge to get to the island so if you have bad balance it may not be for you

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's worth the time to stop and see this old growth forest. There are very few of these in the world and to see trees that are more than a thousand years is amazing. Trails are easy and the catwalks around the trees make the visit easy for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This walk was a nice easy stroll in beautiful woods. There is nothing like enjoying God's creation to lift our spirits.

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