Mount Kit Carson Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Mount Kit Carson Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mead, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, mountain biking, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

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2 months ago

Great view

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great hike for breaking in your new hikers. Pretty view at the top and lots of huckleberries right next to the trail!

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4 months ago

Took the trail with or two toddlers in backpacks and had a great time! Next time will bring the dog. The trail detoured a little from the map due to downed trees but it was very clearly marked. The lookout at the peak is beautiful! Lots of people out picking huckleberries. Go early, the walk back was not very shady and got hot!

hiking
4 months ago

Fun hike. Nice trail. My son is 4 years old and did the whole thing himself! He was very excited to reach the top! We got a few huckleberries, they weren't quite ripe yet. Lots of green ones tho! We will come back! And they sprayed for bugs!

4 months ago

Nice walk trail is well maintained and great view at the top!

4 months ago

Did this at 7AM on Sunday and I was the only one parked at TH and on the trail the whole 80 minutes the hike took. Views from the summit are excellent. Trail was very good and obvious the whole way. Bug spray still is recommended for flies.

5 months ago

Simple, easy, wide (20ft) paths with vibrant trail markers. Views of both sides of the mountain. Long stretches with a view of the south side, especially.

Vegetation was sparse but with a wide variety. More bird calls in the morning than evening.

Bug spray may be a necessity, as insects were rampant-- giant bees, flies, aphids, wouldn't leave us alone. No mosquitoes. The butterflies fluttered around the blooming wildflowers.

Drive was hard on the car, and some roads were 1-car only. Paths were popular, but only saw a group every half hour or so.

Also, the camp sites had new(?) bathrooms with well maintained permanent structures (benches, fire pits, trails).

5 months ago