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Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park with Kids

Updated: Nov 14, 2018

Looking for a great kid friendly hike within Mount Rainier National Park? Head on over to the Grove of the Patriarchs Trail that our PNW Kids contributors Aurelia and London did a few weeks ago! Grove of the Patriarchs trail is an excellent kid friendly trail within the Mount Rainier area and one of the more beautiful areas. It's a short and flat trail clocking in at around 1.5 miles with 50 FT of elevation gain. Read on to find more about this beautiful trail!

Aurelia says this about the Grove of the Patriarchs

This one is an attention grabber for kids, so many things to stop and see/explore!
There are a couple spots where kids can stop by the river bed and play around, a suspension bridge over the Ohanapecosh River to a small island of old-growth trees.
Then you get to follow a boardwalk that loops around these ancient giants!

Grove of the Patriarchs-PNW Kids
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs-PNW Kids
Grove of the Patriarchs

The Grove of the Patriarchs

  • This trail is of the easiest hikes in the MRNP, but one of the most amazing; it's like entering a magical forest.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to hike through a forest of old growth trees, onto an island in the middle of the Ohanapecosh River which is really exciting for kids of all ages.

  • It's a perfect spot to take in some history because this spot is home to one of the best remaining specimens of Cascadia conifer forest.

  • There are lots of opportunities for water play.

  • There are plenty of spots of imaginative play along the way ( i..e the island)


Starting Point: 46.758056, -121.5575

Trailhead: N 46° 45′ 29, W 121° 33′ 27

Grove: N 46° 45′ 45, W 121° 33′ 11

Grove of the Patriarchs- PNW KIDS
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs-PNW KIDS
Grove of the Patriarchs

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