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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA

A 1.3-mile walking trail.

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Nice trail with much to see

The air is so fresh and the scenery so beautiful it is easy to get lost is the experience. The trees are huge and varied. A delightful walk!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
lansdale, pa
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lansdale, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The air is so fresh and the scenery so beautiful it is easy to get lost is the experience. The trees are huge and varied. A delightful walk!

Thank nevad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

One of the best short trails you would ever walk in your life. Not a paved path. So watch tree roots. Adjoining stream, wonderful

Thank Vish1970
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

If your time is limited, you can skip this since there is really not much to see other than a chain bridge.

Thank W C
Avon, Ohio
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757 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Better known as the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail, this nice 1.3 mile (2.1k) loop trail is used to access the Grove of the Patriarchs; a dense stand of huge, old growth Douglas-fir, western red-cedar and western hemlock, some over 1,000 years old and many 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3m) in diameter with some even larger, located on... More 

4 Thank Steve1362
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My husband and I hiked the Grove of the Patriarchs trail during our visit to Mount Rainier. Seeing the size of the trees and knowing that they have been there for hundreds of years really puts things in perspective. The trail is mostly level and runs along a creek.You might want to use bug repellent before you start. Lots of... More 

1 Thank Kiamom
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A beautiful short hike in the middle of lots of tall trees. The suspension bridge is cool; one person at a time! There a few places where you can get down to the river to play in the water too. Perfect hike with little kids!

2 Thank Kathy H
Albany, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

About 1.5 mile hike, over suspension bridge, onto island with 1,000 year old trees which are enormous. Beautiful, extremely clear mountain water! Totally recommend!

5 Thank Anne W
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

1 Thank 5nn
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 736 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 

2 Thank Raintree_Thailand
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Ben C

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