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Grove of the Patriarchs

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.

A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.

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An exhilarating hike through the forest.

It's a fantastic hike well worth the effort to see nature's majesty. Being around these enormous trees that are thousands of years old gives you a nice perspective of your own... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
RinaBlue13
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Quezon City, Philippines

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Quezon City, Philippines
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fantastic hike well worth the effort to see nature's majesty. Being around these enormous trees that are thousands of years old gives you a nice perspective of your own place in nature. It's a moderate hike to get there - even if you're not in perfect health. There are no difficult climbs or challenging portions, just a lot... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,749 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Grove of the Patriarchs is a dense stand of huge, old growth Douglas-fir, western red-cedar and western hemlock, some over 1,000 years old and many 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3m) in diameter with some even larger, located on an island in the Ohanapecosh River and accessed by the equally nice 1.3 mile (2.1k) Patriarchs loop trail that... More 

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Seattle
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33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a high interest, easy hike. It is level and has a suspension bridge which adds excitement for kids. The trees are enormous...comparable to Redwoods. This is a great introduction to the National Park and wonderful for any level of hiker.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The trees in this area are massive. It's an incredibly easy hike and would be perfect for a family with little kids. You get to walk across a really cool suspension bridge into the Grove of the Patriarchs. It's definitely a spot worth stopping into if you have time.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Follow the river-side trail to a swinging bridge, wander in wonder through a grove of old growth 200+ foot giants!

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Thank Michael V
Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It is quite easy to miss this place, but I am really happy I made this 40 minutes roundtrip. The path leads to a dark place in the forest with enormous tree giants. It is hard to imagine unless you see it. Definitely worth visiting.

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We did this trail. It was beautiful. My husband has a difficult time walking & balancing & he had no trouble walking down the trail & back up again

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Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is an easy, short hike that has it all. Beautiful water, cool bridge to cross and majestic trees to admire.

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Durham, North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

This is a truly wondrous place. I was amazed at the size of the trees of various species. If you don't like crowds, I'd go early to avoid them. I felt that the noise from the people took away from the experience a bit. I prefer the hush of the forest. There is a rope bridge that you must cross... More 

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Dieppe, NB
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a trail for those of us who can't do the 5+ mile trails in the woods with lots of up and down. It's a very easy mostly flat trail with lots of shade and very impressive old trees. It's about 30-40 min round trip unless you stop to take lots of pictures. The suspension bridge mid way is... More 

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