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Patriarchs Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Trails
Activities: Walking
Description: A 1.3-mile walking trail.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

WOW! We simply loved that walk.... looking at trees over 1,000 years old was simply amazing. We will do that trail again.

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

Huge massive beautiful trees abound on this well-used trail. Any footwear will do. If you have balance or vertigo issues the suspension bridge may not be for you. Take your camera! Serenity abounds.

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Yakima, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Huge, beautiful trees abound on this well-used trail. Any footwear or fitness level will do. Take your camera! Serenity with easy access.

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Madison, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We hiked this trail on a foggy day and were really impressed with this old growth forest. It was a beautiful hike, quiet. The trees were too huge to photograph. I tried to have people in my pictures for a sense of scale.

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Silverton, Oregon
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

It is worthwhile to take the trail to the Grove of the Patriarchs. It is only a mile, and is mostly level. Even though it was raining when we did the hike, we barely got wet due to the size of the trees. Quite impressive.

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St. Cloud, MN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

What a wonderful stop right after you enter through Stevens Canyon entrance. Huge trees, wonderful trail, easy to navigate. Fun sway bridge to walk over and explore some more. Only one person on bridge at a time though. Beautiful, you don't want to miss this!

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Reno, Nevada
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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

If you have never seen an old growth forest, this is a prime example. The short trail to this impressive sight is definately worth it.

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Yakima, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have done this hikes so many times and certainly a place I take visitors to. Very easy walk through deep old growth forest until you cross a suspension bridge onto the island where the grove is locate. It is because of its location on this island that these ancient cedars have been spared wildfire damage. Just awesome sights!

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Kennewick, Washington
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great easy hike for young or older families. Beautiful waterfalls and large trees to see. Don't forget your camera! The kids loved being out in nature and enjoying the scenery.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This is right on the entrance to the Steven's Canyon entrance to Mt. Rainier Park. Very easy about 1 mile hike, does include crossing a suspension bridge, so not for someone with limited mobility. These trees are giants, and so old, and a variety of them too. Family really enjoyed seeing this.

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