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Address: , Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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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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Nice little hike!

Nice little hike for about 0.5 miles. Beautiful scenery! You basically go up on one side of a creek which cut out the "box canyon" in the rocks, cross the creek, and walk down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice little hike for about 0.5 miles. Beautiful scenery! You basically go up on one side of a creek which cut out the "box canyon" in the rocks, cross the creek, and walk down the other side of it back to the road.

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Belmont, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful, easy and informative short hikes I've ever taken. Notice the deep glacial scars scraped into the rounded rock faces on either side of the canyon and marvel at the icy river rushing through the narrow canyon. This can be done as a loop, starting with the paved trail by the parking lot but... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the most amazing places to stop in Mt Rainier. From the road bridge you can see the depth of the canyon but take the time to walk the 1/2 mile loop to see it from a slightly different view. This is America the beautiful.

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Amazing, easy stop right off the main road. Might not sound like much from guide books, but looking down into the crevice/canyon was just thrilling - and terrifying. If in Mt Rainier, definitely put this on your list. Half hour max.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This short hike is well worth the stop, good views of The Mountain, beautiful views of Mount Adams from the historic bridge and tunnel. The power of water is visible with the dramatic views of the deep canyon!

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Tennessee
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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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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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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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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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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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