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

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Excellent Trail to the Grove of the Patriarchs

Better known as the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail, this nice 1.3 mile (2.1k) loop trail is used to access the Grove of the Patriarchs; a dense stand of huge, old growth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Better known as the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail, this nice 1.3 mile (2.1k) loop trail is used to access the Grove of the Patriarchs; 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... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My husband and I hiked the Grove of the Patriarchs trail during our visit to Mount Rainier. Seeing the size of the trees and knowing that they have been there for hundreds of years really puts things in perspective. The trail is mostly level and runs along a creek.You might want to use bug repellent before you start. Lots of... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful short hike in the middle of lots of tall trees. The suspension bridge is cool; one person at a time! There a few places where you can get down to the river to play in the water too. Perfect hike with little kids!

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Albany, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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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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