Boulder River Trail 734

Begin hiking an old logging road below a steep cut bank. After climbing steadily for a short distance, there is a way-trail dropping down to where you can find the remnants of an old shelter and several nice camping spots. The trail enters Boulder River Wilderness just beyond here.

At 1.2 miles find a set of impressive waterfalls cascading down the vertical canyon wall on the opposite bank. This is the highlight of the trail and a frequent turnaround point.

Continue upstream with a few steep ups and downs before reaching another water fall. At about 2.5 miles the forest is lush, the river is seldom seen and the trail becomes very muddy with several broken bridges. In four miles descend to end at Boulder River and several campsites. Please be prepared pack out what you bring and deal with your waste properly. Brush and steep trail make it difficult to cat hole 200 feet from camps and water.

Washington Trails Association

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply, limiting group size to 12. 
Closest Towns: Darrington, Washington
Restroom: Vault toilet along road one mile from Highway 530, three miles before trailhead.
Information Center: Check  current conditions or call  Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or  Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.

General Information


From the Darrington Ranger District office, take State Route 530 west for 8.2 miles to the French Creek Road (Forest Service 2010) near miles post 41. Turn left (south) onto Forest Service road 2010 and follow for 3.7 miles to the trailhead.

General Notes:

Maps:  Green Trails: Oso #77 and Silverton #110

General Notes:


  • Darrington Ranger District
  • Green Trails: Oso- 77 & Silverton - 110 

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General Info:

General Notes

Maps:  Green Trails: Oso #77 and Silverton #110

Difficulty Level: Easy


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  Area/Length : 
4 miles

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  Elevation : 
1,000 feet - 1,400 feet