This fun trail is packed with lots of cool sights and is quick to complete as it is flat and only one mile round trip. After several days backpacking in the North Cascades this was right up my alley.
Conveniently located right off the main road in Mt Rainier just east of Paradise Visitor Center, this is a must do hike in Mt Rainier National Park.
The trail begins running along the Ohanapecosh River with plenty of large trees and scenic river views.
At the halfway point you cut right and cross the river on a very cool bridge.
This leads you into the Grove of the Patriarchs. This grove of ancient 1000 year old trees is made up of Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars. The trails through the grove are mostly on wooden boardwalks to protect the trees.
With fellow Bighorn blogger Josh for scale, you can see the size of these amazing trees.
You head back the way you came, crossing the bridge and soon back to the trailhead. Definitely hit this quick hike on your next visit to Mt Rainier.
Thanks for reading. rk