Box Canyon

Ashford, Washington 98304

Box Canyon

Box Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"This very short loop crosses a bridge over a deep, narrow gorge carved by the erosive action of a silt-laden river.

This hike is great for those interested in glaciers and glacial rivers. The Box Canyon Trail showcases the powerful polishing force of a glacier and the effects of long-term erosion by its silt-filled water. 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 entire hike is paved, but the second stretch is considerably rougher and would prove tumultuous travel for a wheelchair."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
About 30 minutes
May through Sept
Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise, (360) 569-6571; Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, (360) 569-6581
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Rainier East; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps