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Grove of the Patriarchs

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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.

A grove of red cedar and Douglas fir trees, some over 1,000 years old.

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Beautiful!

We were so amazed at the size of the trees they were hugh. The trail was easy and all ages could enjoy it. A must see!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
chilipepper52
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so amazed at the size of the trees they were hugh. The trail was easy and all ages could enjoy it. A must see!

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Relaxing walk through old growth firs, pines and spruce. The trail is well maintained and parking is great. Taking in the sheer size of the trees is inspiring.

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Thank Roy F
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not the biggest fan of heights in the world, but I love nature. So going to Mt. Rainier was a must do for my national park bucket list. If you are planning a trip to Mt. Rainier, make sure your guide makes a stop at the Grove of the Patriarchs. The views, the falls, the nature that you come... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of this trail is the suspension sion bridge over the river, otherwise it's basically a walk in the forest with a few bigger trees, most if which are actually several trees growing together. If you don't go you're not missing much.

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SGF
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are lucky to get a parting space ( hard to comedy on roadside), I would say this trail should not be missed if you drive around Mount Rainier. Tall ancient trees, shades abound, a gleaming shiny light blue river by the side - heaven on earth of Trails. Do not miss. Note: People with difficulty walking on trails... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be fair, I was a bit tired by the time we made it here so am probably not as enthusiastic about it as others. It is still worth a look and would probably be very nice first thing in the morning

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Provo, Utah, United States
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far our favorite place to be on Mount Rainier. We walked the mile long walk into the woods, looking up a lot at the high trees and canopy. It was cool on the 4th of July - different from what we usually experience that day. The walk is amazing - lots to look at and photograph.

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Thank Kaye N
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was slightly disappointed as the bridge was closed. I visited at the wrong time - right when the season is changing(mid-late May). The water coming from the mountain is so strong they do not want people to walk on the bridge. The walk to the bridge was nice, the trees were large and I am sure I could have... More 

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North Branch, Michigan
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we left Mount Rainier for Mount Saint Helen's, we stopped to see the Grove of the Patriarchs. We are so glad that we turned around and went back. The trees kept getting bigger and bigger the farther we walked in. We took a lot of pictures, but we always had one of us in the photo to get the... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is pretty nice, the largest trees are a smaller grouping than I originally thought, but well done with a board walk loop. The bridge was great!

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