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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Activities: Hiking
Description: A smooth, scenic trail stretching less than a mile in length: this easy...
A smooth, scenic trail stretching less than a mile in length: this easy hike is perfect for all members of the family.
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Easy short hike with nice view

This is a half mile round trip if that much. One side of the road is a overlook and the other side has the start of a trail. It starts out in the open but crosses over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
HazelEyesFromTN
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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213 reviews 213 reviews
96 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a half mile round trip if that much. One side of the road is a overlook and the other side has the start of a trail. It starts out in the open but crosses over the canyon and into woods. You come back down the road to the parking lot. From the road also also has nice shots... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Most travelers driving up the Stevens Canyon Road to Paradise even give Box Canyon a glance as they pass by. Big Mistake! If you get out and walk this very short (less than a mile) loop trail, you will be rewarded by a spectacular view of a deep and incredibly narrow gorge, cut by the Cowlitz River. There is a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Don't miss this hike when you are in Mt Rainier National Park. It is less than a mile and takes you up a short hill where you see Mt. Rainier in the background with large, smooth rocks covered with a deep green moss in the foreground. Takes your breath away! You then walk toward a bridge that crosses the river... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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88 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Most people only go to the viewpoint/interpretive part by the parking lot. If you just stroll across the road and go in 1/4 mile there is an excellent example of glacier scouring, a wonderful view of Rainier on clear days and a bridge that allows you to look right over in the canyon gorge.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here twice during our visit to Rainier. It's just the perfect place to get out of the car and take a little walk. There's something about all that misty, cool air rising up out of that deep canyon that makes you feel super.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A quick and easy walk to an overlook. The muddy fork of the Cowlitz river has carved this gorge. The sheer force and volume of water is incredible. Well worth the 15 to 20 minutes.

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is one of my favorite parts of the park. It is easy to find. After you get there and park you car, walk half way across the bridge and look down. It is simply amazing.

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San Diego
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26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This trail takes you to many areas that have rushing water coming off the mountain. There are several trails within this one that make for a very pleasant experience in the woods.

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De Soto, Missouri
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68 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Short loop trail along a sharp chasm. Fun little break in driving and unique views. Very pretty area.

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Marysville, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The box Canyon Loop is a short hike around the box canyon ravine that is nice with good views, but not good views of the mountain. It is worth the stop because of the unusual depth of the narrow slice of a canyon wall that you cross. Also I liked the nearby tunnel cut out of shear rock.

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