Hike the Grove of the Patriarchs

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Distance

1.5 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Alex Tande

Brilliant opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring size of trees.

This trail is an easy trail to hike to the end and back. With very little to no elevation gain, some comfy shoes is all you need. There is a great opportunity near the start of the trail to walk down onto the beach and get right next to the river. Shortly after that there is a suspension bridge that crosses the river. Sometimes there can be a bottleneck as it is suggested to keep the bridge traffic to one at a time. 

After the suspension bridge, there is a boardwalk that you follow as you weave your way through the trees. Please stay on the boardwalk as to keep nature as pristine as it can be with a boardwalk running through it. 

Very family friendly makes for a busy hike, but a fun one as the trees can make you feel pretty small once in and next to them.  

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Photography
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Bathrooms
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Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic

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over 2 years ago

Easy, But Not Exciting

Maybe it's because I'm used to Sequoias and Redwoods here in California, but I just didn't find the Grove of the Patriarchs all that exciting. The bridge over the river is neat, but the trees themselves aren't impressive. Lots of interesting info though, so at least I got something out of it. But I wouldn't go out of my way to see this.

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