Fodor's Expert Review Grove of the Patriarchs

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Protected from the periodic fires that sweep through the surrounding areas, this small island of 1,000-year-old trees is one of Mt. Rainier National Park's most memorable features. A 1½-mile loop trail heads through the old-growth forest of Douglas fir, cedar, and hemlock.

Grove of the Patriarchs has experienced a temporary closure due to flooding and a bridge washout in 2021. Although the parking lot is still open, the bridge and trail are not expected to reopen for summer 2023. Inquire at entry if you plan to visit.

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Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington  98304, USA

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