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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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Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here while travelling to Packwood from Paradise. Amazing to see the deep canyon and nearby tunnel for the road.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank signupscott
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Narrow beautiful canyon with an absolute torrent of water at the bottom. A quick hike and so worth it. My daughter spent her 23rd bday in Ranier and we both enjoyed this tiny hike so much!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mayandollar
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Beautiful scenery continues as you drive through the park The overlook at Box Canyon is impressive!!! we stopped as we headed out the Stevens Canyon Entrance.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank karen29len
Reviewed February 8, 2018

We drove into the forested part of the park through the steep, switchbacked, winding and tunneled Box Canyon and once on the other side of that twisting road I hiked the short Box Canyon Trail down to the Cowlitz Overlook Bridge to see the lichen...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed August 4, 2017

It is a short walk and won't take so much time. The valley is really deep, and you felf as if it grabs you from the bottom. From the view of the rest area is also wonderful

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 342osamuy
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Nice little stop right off the main road. Short hike is perfect for young children or people with limited abilities. Highlight is walking on rock exposed by the last ice age. Bathrooms and picnic spots available across the road.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank mindybrooks34
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Don't miss this easy half-mile stroll (no hills). I recommend you do NOT look over the bridge until the end of your walk. This way, you will get an amazing surprise half-way through your walk looking into the canyon. It was thrilling and kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TravelPaul2015
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice little stop in Mt. Rainer National Park. Quick 15 walk to see a rushing river through a narrow canyon.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Charles B
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is an easy stop on your way around Mt Rainier. The canyon is over 180ft deep but only a couple dozen feet wide. From the roadway bridge or the wooden bridge up the trail, you can look down to the churning waters that carved...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Quick loop trail will take you to one of the most beautiful views of a meadow with majestic snow capped mountain peaks in the backdrop. Hummingbirds fluttered near us as we walked the gorgeous trail along the canyon. We were short on time and had...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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