Grove of the Patriarchs Nature Trail

EASY 52 reviews

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

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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2 days ago

Short easy hike to see the ancient forest.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Easy trail for families with children. No pets

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12 days ago

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

A family favorite. Good for all ages.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short trail for a summer hike with the kids

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8 months ago

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

This hike is a very typical forest hike, it is well maintained and short so good for those with kids. You pass a river, there is a fun bridge, so children would love this. I hiked it with my boyfriend, it was nice and the trees are impressively large but it's not remotely challenging for 2 adults and it was too short to feel like I accomplished something.

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9 months ago

This one is good if you have extra time to spare, but I wouldn't give up other hikes or activities to do it. The trail down to the grove is rather uninteresting until you get to the end where the actual grove is located. There are some good, large old trees down there, but hey, this is Washington and these sights are fairly easy to come by. The suspension bridge is a cool idea, but there's enough people on the trail to make it quite an annoying wait since it's one person at a time.

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9 months ago

It's an easy trail, but a must-see for anyone visiting Rainier! It's nice and shaded and the river and trees are beautiful! My kids loved it! We hiked this on the Centennial and it wasn't too crowded, but I can see how it could easily get that way. Well worth the stop, though!

10 months ago

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10 months ago

Ok trail, cool trees, but crowded, & bridge is "One Person" at a time, so you might be there awhile if you happen to hit a group coming across, good for little kids!

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10 months ago