Grove of the Patriarchs Loop Trail

Packwood, Washington

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Some of the biggest, oldest trees in the Washington Cascades stand tall in the Grove of the Patriarchs. These silent old men of moss tower overhead, with a few lying down to show us just how massive the trunks really are. The Grove resides in a low, boggy area across the Ohanapecosh River, so you’ll need to cross a sweet little suspension bridge to get there, offering you a chance to enjoy a bit of adventure on this simple little trail. Youngsters typically love the bridge, and kids of all ages marvel at the massive trees. Note: The floods of 2006 severely damaged the footbridge leading to the Grove. Call ahead to find out if it’s been repaired before you visit.
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

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Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

Some of the biggest, oldest trees in the Washington Cascades stand tall in the Grove of the Patriarchs. These silent old men of moss tower overhead, with a few lying down to show us just how massive the trunks really are.

The Grove resides in a low, boggy area across the Ohanapecosh River, so you’ll need to cross a sweet little suspension bridge to get there, offering you a chance to enjoy a bit of adventure on this simple little trail. Youngsters typically love the bridge, and kids of all ages marvel at the massive trees. Note: The floods of 2006 severely damaged the footbridge leading to the Grove. Call ahead to find out if it’s been repaired before you visit.

©  Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 50 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: May–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 2,200 feet
Top Elevation: 2,200 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Rainier East, No. 270
Driving Directions: Directions to Grove of the Patriarchs Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/30/2005
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very pretty trees and h2o many people good for small kids


9/2/2004
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7/15/2002
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A short trail that is in easy hike from a rather crowded parking lot, it winds beside the river to a shorter segment of boardwalk that winds among beautiful old growth cedars and redwoods. The trail is mostly level, with a few short inclines and is wide and well maintained. There were points of congestion, but mostly by other people interested in a quiet hike through the grove. Several good photographic spots of trees and the river were present along the trail.



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