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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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