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Carbon River Trail

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Length


5.4 Miles 8.7 Kilometers


658' 201 m

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Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

2,434' 742 m

High

1,775' 541 m

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Shared By Brian Smith

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An old road turned trail leading to the Wonderland Trail along the banks of the Carbon River.

Brian Smith

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Carbon River Trail now begins at the Carbon River entrance at the northwest border of the park. This is due to flooding which altered the roadbed and closed the road to vehicles. Bikes are allowed on the portion of the trail on the old road bed, from the Carbon River Entrance to Ipsut Creek Campground. Bikes are not allowed on trails past the campground. Given that this trail follows an old roadbed, it's quite easy-going. The grade stays consistent at ~2%.

After reaching Ipsut Creek Campground, the trail maintains a gentle uphill grade as it parallels the Carbon River. At 1.7 miles from the Ipsut Creek Campground, cross the Carbon River on a foot log bridge. Once across, continue upriver to reconnect with the Wonderland Trail at the Carbon River Suspension Bridge. Do not cross the suspension bridge, continue straight to the Carbon Glacier overlook.

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Jun 20, 2018
Nathan Willard
We found a short trail to an abandoned mine about a mile down the trail. As we left the mine the rain started to come down heavy so we left. 3.2mi
Mar 19, 2017
Genna Olson
May 2, 2016
Porsche Blake
7.4mi — 11h 00m

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  2.7 from 3 votes

#12

in Carbon/Mowich

#35230

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#12

in Carbon/Mowich

#2,772

in Washington

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