Box Canyon Trail

Packwood, Washington

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This very short loop crosses a bridge over a canyon carved by a powerful glacier. This hike is great for those interested in glaciers. Many years ago a glacier gouged dirt and boulders out of the mountainside to create Box Canyon. The paved trail takes you past wildflowers and the thundering canyon itself. For the first half of this hike, the paved trail is wide, smooth, and wheelchair accessible. The entirety of the hike is paved, but the second stretch is considerably rougher and would prove tumultuous travel for a wheelchair.
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider & Mary Skjelset (Falcon Guides)

This very short loop crosses a bridge over a canyon carved by a powerful glacier. This hike is great for those interested in glaciers. Many years ago a glacier gouged dirt and boulders out of the mountainside to create Box Canyon. The paved trail takes you past wildflowers and the thundering canyon itself.

For the first half of this hike, the paved trail is wide, smooth, and wheelchair accessible. The entirety of the hike is paved, but the second stretch is considerably rougher and would prove tumultuous travel for a wheelchair.

©  Heidi Schneider & Mary Skjelset/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 15 to 30 minutes
Season: May to September
Trailhead Elevation: 3,075 feet
Top Elevation: 3,075 feet
Accessibility: Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: Paradise Ranger Station, Jackson Visitor Center—Paradise
Local Maps: USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Box Canyon Trail

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