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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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another world

The Grove of the Patriarchs is like another world. Even though there are other tourists, you feel very secluded. It is a relatively easy walk down to the suspension bridge then a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
travellerfromatown
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grove of the Patriarchs is like another world. Even though there are other tourists, you feel very secluded. It is a relatively easy walk down to the suspension bridge then a very easy loop around the trees. It took about an hour to walk and gawk at the gorgeous trees. You cross a suspension bridge (one at a time,... More 

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Minong, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

It is like entering another world. I expected to meet a hobbit or two. There is a boardwalk throughout this walk to protect the trees.

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Portland, OR, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a very easy hike with great beauty every step of the way. The huge trees and other flora are awesome and the river is a treat to follow. Some well-done information markers along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

An easy hike, with awesome trees to see. It was not very crowded when we were there which certainly made it more enjoyable.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a nice, easy hike. It's not very long (about 1.5 miles roundtrip) and not too much elevation change. You have to cross the Ohanapecosh River on a suspension bridge to get to the massive trees and part of the hike is on a boardwalk. The douglas firs, cedars, and hemlocks are massive and it's hard to imagine that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a short trek thru a very manicured trail to the beautiful trees. You cross a suspension bridge that is pretty cool. Make sure you wear water proof shoes if it has been raining because the trail holds small amount of water when raining. Lots of places for fun photos. If you only have a couple hours to spend... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We had an evening to spare and decided to hike the Grove of the Patriarchs.The trees are enormous. We hiked a loop from and back to Ohanapecosh campground to make it just a bit longer and more exciting. As much as I admired the trees, I did not care for the trail much. The trail was very easy, short and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The trail was not long. You can walk within one hour. Just enjoy the forest. The trees are so big. Love it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

1000 year old trees that were spares logging are rare. These are truly majestic! The hike to the grove is natural, beautiful and easy. It the cross the little suspension bridge was a delightful bonus. The drive to the grove from the Nisqually entrance is about 1 1/2 hours long but worth it, besides there are many breathtaking views along... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This trail was well worth the hike and not hard. It was a little wet and I had tennis shoes on and had no problems. The bridge you have to cross one at a time was pretty cool. The trees were amazing.

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