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Patriarchs Trail

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A 1.3-mile walking trail.
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Type: Trails, Sports
Activities: Walking
Owner description: A 1.3-mile walking trail.
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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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581 reviews 581 reviews
237 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
106 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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