Family Activities:

Box Canyon


Box Canyon

Stevens Canyon Road, Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Box Canyon’s geological fissure feature makes a great quick stop for families to see how the Muddy Fork of the Cowlitz River chiseled a 13-foot wide and 115-foot deep channel into the rock. Stand on the bridge over this narrow slot canyon and admire the glacially fed water rushing far below. The Box Canyon stop also offers a picnic area, water, and restrooms, and makes a nice late afternoon stop after Paradise Visitor Center.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Great place for quick stop

by signupscott

Stopped here while travelling to Packwood from Paradise. Amazing to see the deep canyon and nearby tunnel for the road.
It will take your breath away. For real.

by Mayandollar

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…