Boulder River Trail

EASY 173 reviews

Boulder River Trail is a 8.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Arlington, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2260 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

scramble

The waterfall is unnamed, which is surprising considering its height and beauty. The trail up to the falls is an easy hike, but once at the falls, if you want to get down to the base of the falls, there is a bit of a scramble down (and up).

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

We drove 2 hours to get here and it was worth it!! What a beautiful place! We took 4 kids ranging from 7-13. They all loved it! It took us about 3 hours to hike. It was a little much for my 62 year old dad but he accomplished it and feels great about it! We will definitely be back!

20 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Warning: several car windows were smashed in at the trailhead. We decided not to stay because of it. Very disappointing because we planned to backpack in and stay the night. I did call the police to report. So sad for the 5 or so cars that were vandalized.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

fyi there are 4 cars with Windows smashed out at the trailhead parking, we opted to not stay

nature trips
1 month ago

Rad trail. Perfect weather. Double waterfall. Got here with my dogs around 330, everyone was coming down for the day, so it was perfect! Didn't do the whole trail but made it to the most important part! We well be back to conquer the whole trail next time! :)

1 month ago

It's so beautiful here! If you're looking for a challenge then look elsewhere, but if you just want to see a couple pretty waterfalls and have a nice walk this is a good spot.

1 month ago

Loved it!

1 month ago

kid friendly. my two year old had a blast.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy day hike. The best part is the first set of waterfalls about a mile in (be sure to take the path down). The only down side was the last .6 miles were so overgrown we didn't make it to Boulder Ford Campsite. The 3+ mile dirt/gravel road to the trailhead is very pot hole ridden so drive slow. If you have kids or older dogs, it's a great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

We loved it. Beautiful hike and easy for the kids. There is a tree down in one spot that you have to climb over to get to the falls. The waterfall area is gorgeous!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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2 months ago

2 months ago

Very easy and flat trail for kids. Can be difficult with kids in carriers if you hike past the waterfall for 3.5 more miles. Great place to wade in on a sunny day!