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Best trails in Carbonado

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Looking for a great trail near Carbonado, Washington? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Mount Rainier National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Tahoma State Forest or Charles L Pack Experimental Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Carbonado ranging from 4.9 to 11.7 miles and from 1,765 to 6,085 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Carbonado
Top trails (8)
#1 - Summit Lake Trail
Clearwater Wilderness
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
As of May 2020, the road leading to the trailhead is closed 10 miles from the trailhead due to road repair. Beautiful hike, not too difficult. Tons of camping spots, including one that overlooks thShow more
#2 - Green Lake Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, Fairfax Forest Reserve Road is closed, which leads to this trailhead. Please check here for updates: https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htmShow more
#3 - Melmont Ghost Town via Foothills Trail
Carbonado, Washington
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 3 h 29 m
This trail leads to the old town of Melmont. Best way to the trail is to climb down the Carbonado side of the Fairfax Bridge. Some foundations and an old dynamite shack can still be seen. Dogs are alShow more
#4 - Owyhigh Lakes Trail
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
Owyhigh Lakes Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbonado, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#5 - Grand Park Trail past Lake Eleanor
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 14 m
Grand Park Trail past Lake Eleanor is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carbonado, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#6 - Carbon Trail to Bearhead Trail
Clearwater Wilderness
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
The road leading to the trailhead is very rocky. 4WD and good ground clearance is recommended.Show more
#7 - Evans Creek OHV Loop
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
Evans Creek ORV park is located about 45 miles southeast of Seattle on highway 165 to Mowich Lake. The park provides a little bit of something for everyone. With trails from easy to most difficult anShow more
#8 - Surprise Lake [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
Carbonado, Washington
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
NOTE: As of May 2020, users have reported that this area is closed for a private logging operation. Surprise Lake and the surrounding area are private property, but open to hikers. Please be respectfShow more