Hiking Project Logo

greenBlue Carbon River Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 658' 201 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,434' 742 m
Low: 1,775' 541 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

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.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Jan 27, 2019
Edgar Joe
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

Trail Ratings

  2.7 from 3 votes

#13

in Carbon/Mowich

#43404

Overall
  2.7 from 3 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
67%
2 Star
33%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#13

in Carbon/Mowich

#2,904

in Washington

#43,404

Overall
26 Views Last Month
796 Since Feb 26, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

33%
33%
33%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking