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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Activities: Walking
Description: A 1.3-mile walking trail.

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Very short hike includes suspension bridge!

About 1.5 mile hike, over suspension bridge, onto island with 1,000 year old trees which are enormous. Beautiful, extremely clear mountain water! Totally recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Albany, Oregon
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Albany, Oregon
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

About 1.5 mile hike, over suspension bridge, onto island with 1,000 year old trees which are enormous. Beautiful, extremely clear mountain water! Totally recommend!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When visiting Mt. Rainier National Park, this is a must do and see. It is a short hike, a little over a mile and takes you along the river to a loop of amazing 1000 year old trees. We were there in mid October, and the fall colors added to the beauty of the walk. You do cross a suspension... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you like trees, especially big trees, this is perhaps the best short hike in Rainier National Park. An easy 1-mile round trip hike, well maintained trail takes you through massive standing and fallen Douglas fir, silver fir, cedar, and alder. Fall colors just starting when we were there, adding even more beauty! A small hanging suspension bridge crosses a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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Address: Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park

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