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Box Canyon Loop

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
105 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Alameda, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Another pleasant surprise in Mt Rainier National Park. So interesting to see where the retreating glacier etches the stone. Cool vegetation that seems to grow right out of the rocks. Awesome rushing water, it's hard to resist the urge to toss your sunhat in....

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a short easy walk, it will take you 10 minutes at the most with stopping taking pictures and looking around. You walk across this very narrow, but high canyon. It's quite breathtaking and surprising since it's just off the road. Once you do the loop, make sure you cross the road back to the parking lot and walk... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Short loop to see the amazing canyon and the power of water. Worth the short hike and not many people on the trail.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Look at al sides it is worth the drive. Nice road side stop by a tunnel and bridge. One of the highlights of the long drive

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Kennewick, Washington
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276 reviews 276 reviews
66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Most people go from the parking lot to the overlook and fail to cross the street to see the lovely glacier scoured rocks sporting new moss and the fabulous view straight down into the gorge pulsing with rapids. Loop back to the road and under the rock archway. Kids love it and guys just have to spit off that bridge.... More

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