Grove of the Patriarchs Nature Trail

EASY 76 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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8 days ago

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

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

hiking
13 days 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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14 days ago

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

16 days ago

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

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25 days ago

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.

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25 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

It was our second time this season to the Grove of the Patriarchs today. It's easy for everyone in our family to hike, everyone on the trails are friendly, and the path is visually engaging all the way through.

We've loved this trail for years and it will stay a favorite.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

More of a tourist trap. Cool bridge and big trees but if your local there are much better adventures out there.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike for beginner! Had a lot of fun with friends. Going down to the end making our own path and crossing the log tress that was below the trail. I wish it's longer. It would have been better! End up driving up to Reflection Lake and Paradise park. It was over crowded so after our short picnic. We drove back!

1 month ago

It is what it is... 1 mile, gigantic standing trees, downed trees exposing tree rings, river, cable bridge over river and boardwalk paths in flood area and sign displays with the detail. Only recommendation is if your knees make it a struggle going down dirt path stairs bring a tall staff but do not let it keep you away from getting out there. Great for the youngest children walking on their own or younger and carried. Never too young to expose toddlers to the sights, sounds, aroma in this magical tree world.