For a memorable, family friendly hike, the grove of the patriarchs can’t be beat. Follow a friendly trail through towering old growth trees onto an island in the middle of the Ohanapecosh River. Some of the trees are over a thousand years old, many have circumferences measuring 25 ft, and at least one tree near 50 ft.
On the east side of Mt. Rainier, drive to the Stevens Canyon entrance on Highway 123. Proceed about 1/4 of a mile on the Stevens Canyon Road the trailhead parking area on the right