Everyone comes to Mount Rainier National Park to see one of the tallest peaks in the United States, but while visiting, the Grove of the Patriarchs is a must-see. This stroll along the Ohanapecosh River runs through a thick forest full of huge trees. Some of these trees are over 1000 years old!
This shaded, easy hike is fantastic for families with kids or adults of all ages. It even includes a suspension bridge, a boardwalk and a place to hang out and relax along the river.
If you are headed to Mount Rainier National Park, make sure you take the time to visit this incredible concentration of giant trees!
Given the small size of the park, the sheer number of North Cascades National Park campgrounds really is amazing. There are so many to choose from. While many are accessible by car, there are also a number of options that are accessible only by boat or after a short hike. Whatever your method of travel, you will be camping in one of the most beautiful parts of the country!
It’s really hard to decide what the best campground in North Cascades National Park is for you, but our hope is that this guide will help you decide what to do.
North Cascades National Park isn’t particularly well known, let alone the Maple Pass Loop. Heck, we almost passed this hike up in favor of other, shorter trails inside of North Cascades.
What a mistake that would have been.
The Maple Pass Loop Trail ended up being one of our family’s most favorite hikes of all-time, and it remains as Pete’s #1 hike in all his 43 years of traveling.
Mount Rainier National Park is a hiker’s dream with over 260 miles of maintained trails. Trails range from easy nature trails suitable for everyone to strenuous, backcountry routes. The most famous of these is the ambitious 93-mile Wonderland Trail, which encircles Mount Rainier! The Wonderland Trail should only be attempted by the seasoned backcountry hiker, but you’re sure to find at least a few trails that are just right for you!
We spent two full days exploring and hiking in Mount Rainier National Park, and highly recommend you plan a trip to this stunning park.