Grove of the Patriarchs Nature Trail

EASY 87 reviews
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Grove of the Patriarchs Nature Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Randle, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Easy nature trail through 1000 year old huge old growth Cedar, and Douglas fir trees at Mt. Rainier National Park. The Ohanapecosh River surrounds an island of towering, thousand-year-old Douglas fir and western red cedar trees. Walk the trail to discover the grandeur and peace of this island. Isolated on the island, these giants have been protected from fire, allowing them to grow to enormous size. You have many trees that are more than 25 ft in circumference, at least one approaching 50 ft, and some over 1,000 years old.

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1 month ago

Great for kids and learning a thing or two. With a 3 year old and 10 week old, short easy hikes with fun stuff to look at are key. Although it is often crowded, this hike has everything a kiddo needs to keep entertained. Huge trees, a fun suspension bridge and a rocky area by the river to throw rocks. If your looking for something your grandma or toddler can do, this is the trail for you. Even if you don't fit those demographics the 1000 year old trees make the short walk worth it.

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we stayed at ohanapecosh campground and walked there from the trailhead in the campground (walk to the falls, you'll see the sign for the grove trail toward the highest point of the falls). wore my boots for this section as there are some knots, roots systems and rocks. the trail dumps you out on to 123 across the street. pretty little adventure walk but the grove was insanely busy (Wednesday afternoon in august). this is a great place for people to go who want to be out in nature but don't really get out. also great for kids. little suspension bridge at the end to get to the final loop (we waited in line for about 10 minutes to cross). the loop at the end is 90% boardwalked. not my cup of tea due to all the people and their cell phones and selfies. definite tourist trap. do not recommend for the outdoor enthusiast; you'll just get irritated. great for families and small kids.

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Breathtaking scenery, was excellent hike with Michael. Giant trees in lush forest. Recommend to everyone as a must see in Mount Rainier National Park.

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1 month ago

Had a great time with the grandson. Went early so the trail was pretty much ours when we got there. Was quite a bit busier as we came back out. all in all a fabulous day.

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1 month ago

Great little hike. I recommend going early since it is a very touristy trail.

1 month ago

Great and amazing trees. Suspension bridge and water access is nice and cool

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This was a great hike if you have small children. It wasn't too long which is great for toddlers or kids who want to walk. There was a neat suspension bridge - only one person across at a time so it kind of took a while with a traffic jam. The trees were neat and we had lunch and played with rocks on the river. I would totally do this walk/hike again if we are in the area.