Boyd Creek Trail Information

Boyd Creek Trail

Location: Near Glacier WA.
Rating: Easy.
Length: 0.7 Miles.
Elevation: 0 feet.
Nearby toilets: Restroom at trailhead.
Best Time to Visit: Late spring to early fall.
Parking: Trailhead has a decent sized gravel parking lot.
Access: Not wheelchair friendly, dogs are allowed on leash. Northwest Forest Pass is required for entry.

Boyd Creek Trail is a peaceful boardwalk hike situated in the beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness. This humble trail is 0.7 miles long with no elevation change, making it a perfect choice for families, children, or elderly adventurers. The soothing sounds of running water from Boyd Creek creates a tranquil atmosphere for hikers to enjoy. You will feel protected as you meander through groves of mighty Douglas Firs, Red Cedars, and Hemlocks. The dense tree canopies provide a cooling shade throughout the trail. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find Salmonberry bushes that offer hikers a tasty snack. 

The trail is situated a few hundred feet beyond a road washout that restricts access to the parking lot. The Washington Trails Association website mentions that individuals who can hike with a cane might manage the bypass trail, but it is probably too narrow for most wheelchairs. The boardwalk path has railing throughout the route, allowing you to roam through the forest with plenty of opportunities to rest. You’ll need a Northwest Forest Pass to hike the trail.

Dogs are allowed to come with you as long as they are leashed. There are information boards posted throughout the route that give insight and context for various parts of the trail. In addition to the salmon that inhabit the waters, hikers can expect to encounter a variety of wildlife, including  birds, deer, marmots, and other small mammals.

Due to the significant amounts of snow in the winter, the ideal time to hike this trail ranges from late spring to early fall.

Starting from Glacier, head one mile east from the Visitor Center and take a right turn onto Glacier Creek Road. Shortly after, make a left onto Forest Road 37. Continue for three miles until you reach the trailhead, which will be on the right side. There, you’ll find a spacious gravel pullout with restroom facilities.

The peaceful, leisurely hike is highly recommended for those who want a calm walk in the woods, or for those looking for a hike to do with their family.