Tony G.
Mukilteo, WA
Joined April 2017
Great Hiking and Facilities

Camping at the group site closest to the rail lines. Clean facilities and available running water. Less than a mile walk towards trail head for Fragrance and Lost Lake. Completed a 14 mile hike with total elevation gain of about 2600'. Go early in day for hike less crowded. Also note for gear heads, great MTB downhill single track. Will second the train noise. They have to sound horn in the area when passing. Group campsite catches a healthy does of the sound.

Amazing Geology!!

2 mile backpack into box canyon and 2 night campout. Surrounded on three sides by tall basalt column cliff walls. Small water fall at northeastern corner. Incredible hiking up to top of rim and around to secondary canyon with a larger lake. You can also hike down towards the Columbia river where there is some additional camping available. Go in early spring for the green and cooler temps. You will want to bring a sleeping pad and tarp since ground is rough. Make sure you bring your own water! Even though there are lakes in the canyon, none of the water is safe for drinking due to the agricultural run off. Filtering will not work.