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“old trees”(36 reviews)
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A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.
Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

Very easy walk to see some very spectacular huge trees. Nice variety of trees and a excellent walkway and signage.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We saw this trail in a brochure in the cabin we stayed in at Packwood. I'm so glad we tried it! We went on a Sunday morning & it wasn't crowded at all. Our 2 sons (7 & 13) and my 70 yr old parents...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank algipson
Reviewed November 7, 2018

A gentle walk through beautiful forest, crossing a lovely peaceful river on a hanging rope bridge. Good for all abilities and ages. It can be crowded though, both parking and walking, and there is a pinch point at the rope bridge (cross one at a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SunseekerKD
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This short hike is quite nice, but it's well traveled. Being close to the entrance of the park, and being paved/boardwalked for much of the hike, it's very crowded. Do not let that get you down though because the old growth trees at the end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank stephen g
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Don’t stop till you cross the bridge Not knowing what to expect we almost turned back before the bridge. Luckily someone we passed on the trail encouraged us to keep going. The really good part os over the bridge ! Take the boardwalk to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank GV27OCMD
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We were there in September, late in the afternoon after hiking the Skyline Trail at Paradise. We were practically the only people there at the time. September is the time to visit the Seattle area & Mt. Rainier. Nice change to be deep in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Russell M
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Visited this area almost as an afterthought for hikes closer to Paradise but we ended up visiting it twice it was so good. Easy trail with some boardwalk and a suspension bridge that crosses the crystal clear brook makes this a high reward low effort...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank signupscott
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The Grove of the Patriarchs is a magical place almost like a cathedral where one feels as if they should speak in whispers. Towering Douglas Firs and western Red Cedars, some more then 25-feet in circumference and over 1,000 years old create an outdoor cathedral....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Violette54
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Having just visited the Grove of the Patriarchs I think it’s a ‘must see’ while you are in the Mount Rainier National Park. It takes about 15 minutes to reach the Grove which includes a fun walk along a suspension bridge over a pretty river....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SJG444
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I understand it’s good to have hikes for people of all ages and abilities but if you are doing much hiking in the area (especially in the rainforests near Olympic), this hike is pretty uneventful. We were so much more impressed with Big Cedar, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 13, 2019|
Response from Violette54 | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be best for you to check the website to see what is cabin space is offered and if there are vacancies.
Rosann H
August 15, 2018|
Response from Jd J | Reviewed this property |
I believe a 1000 years
August 14, 2018|
Response from Kendra I | Reviewed this property |
We arrived at the Grove mid afternoon during the week and found a light crowd.