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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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Sunnyvale, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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a city by a lake, WA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When researching hikes for our trip, the name of this trail sounded so majestic. My parents (73 and on disability and 77) ended up coming and it was a nice hike for them. It's not completely even but the gain is only 50 feet (according to another website). It's a nice forested walk parallel to the Ohanapecosh River which we... More

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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278 reviews 278 reviews
89 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

perhaps the best short walk in the whole national park. saw an amazing owl chilling on the side of the track. we even went swimming down one of the access points but the water is very cold! amazing, would recommend to anyone.

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Wellington, Shropshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
79 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a good little hike to see these majestic huge trees. It doesn't take too long the total trail is around 1.5 miles round trip.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
112 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Don't miss this short hike through the forest. You will breath air so fresh it is almost unbelievable! The ability to be close to nature is amazing!

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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