Boulder River Trail

EASY 135 reviews

Boulder River Trail is a 6.3 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.

6.3 miles 1607 feet 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).

4 days ago

25 days ago

Hiked this for the second time on 2/23/17..The first time I hiked it, was back in June 2016(Summer Hike) with my kiddos. We enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls and eating lunch on the river while playing in the water. This last time we hiked here, we found a few trees down along the trail many had been cut to get through the trail. About 3.5 miles in there was a HUGE tree down that you have to climb over to continue on the trail. There was little snow and ice. Love this trail, always pleasing

hiking
1 month ago

I expected an end to the trail, but the trail clearly continues on after the purported end. The waterfalls were nice, though.

1 month ago

1 month ago

awesome and great for kids! not very crowed since it's February. some snow but not much. we turned around at about 2.5 miles because of our 6 yr old, but it was beautiful!

backpacking
1 month ago

nice hike forthe begging of the year start to your hiking season. and through it also. the hike past the falls become more fun

walking
1 month ago

Fairly easy- even with the snow and ice on the ground. Great views and waterfall experience.

hiking
1 month ago

been here 3 or 4 times nice shorter hike not to much of incline just enough tho. nice waterfalls good for pictures. end of winter is a good time for snow and big waterfalls.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail, unique waterfalls, but the road to get to the start of the trail is terrible. Want to hike this again so badly but don't want to put our car on that road.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike! Took my 2 dogs with me and they enjoyed it as well. There was a huge tree down that made it difficult to get to the 3rd waterfall but other than that it was great!

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Enjoyable hike with impressive waterfalls. Trail starts out wide, but narrows significantly which makes passing others on the trail difficult. I'd definitely come back and camp next summer

We took our 6 and 8 year olds. Fun for everyone. Loved hiking around the "creekbanks"...

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The trail was great, however, the three mile drive to the trailhead is awful. Horrible potholes on a narrow road so it's difficult to avoid them.

hiking
7 months ago

We only went to the first waterfall because we had so many littles but the trail was great and we went down to the waterfall and it was beautiful! My 3 year old made it all the way there and back.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike. The waterfalls aren't too far into the hike and worth visiting. Continue on across a bridge and you will see a down tree over the water, this is s very nice place to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds.