Grove of the Patriarchs Photography - Visit Rainier
Grove of the Patriarchs

Grove of the Patriarchs Photography

A short walk from the Stevens Canyon Entrance of the Park, the Grove is located on an island in the Ohanapecosh River.

This location illustrates how the hemlocks, Douglas firs and cedars located there have survived 1,000 years of fires and humans. With trunks ranging up to 35 feet in diameter, the grove feels like a wooden shrine or cathedral.

With the racket of civilization seemingly light-years away these trees provide a sanctuary to all who venture here. Trying to capture the full height of these trees is impossible so look for the details; the wonders of new growth along humongous nurse logs, fallen giants who provide the nutrients for the next generation of giants.

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