August Hikes: 4 miles to 7 miles, 600 to 2,000 feet gain

Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course

August Hikes: 4 miles to 7 miles, 600 to 2,000 feet gain - Boulder River

This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course August hike.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
Due to the small trailhead (only 15 cars able to access), we will carpool to the trailhead. We will meet at Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood at 7:00 AM. Pam and I will be in the southwest corner of the lot. Pam drives a silver Honda CRV and I drive a bronze Acura TL.
WTA Description (See for directions and current trip reports):
This out and back hike will be a 7ish mile hike with approximately 700 feet elevation gain.  The first part of the trail is along the river, past a couple waterfalls on a wide, gentle trail. Then the trail veers away from the river into the forest, up a few switchbacks. Most of the hike is up and down in elevation. This trail varies, with some rocks, roots, and muddy spots.. We will have to navigate a few creek crossings. Poles will be helpful.
As we hike, we will take short breaks as needed for snacks, party separations and pictures.  At our turn around point, we will take about a 20–30-minute sit down lunch/snack break.
There is a vault toilet on the forest service road a mile before the trailhead, no facilities at the trailhead. No parking pass is needed. 

Boulder River

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Your leader will send out a Hello Hiker email prior to the hike with details on the hike, as well as recommended and required equipment.

Trip Reports