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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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You Have to See It to Believe It!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Washougal, Washington
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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 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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51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Rainier National Park

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