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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 Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area or Charles L Pack Experimental Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 7 moderate trails in Carbonado ranging from 4.6 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 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#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 - Surprise Lake Trail
Clearwater Wilderness
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
A section of the trail goes through private property, therefore, please stay on the trail. The road leading to the trailhead is very rocky. 4WD and good ground clearance is recommended.Show more
#7 - Green Lake Trail [CLOSED]
Mount Rainier National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. NOTE: As of April 2020, Fairfax Forest Reserve Road is closed,Show more
#8 - Evans Creek OHV Loop [CLOSED]
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