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Carnation, Washington Map

Nothing marked. Logging happening. Not great overall.

3 months ago

Scenic only at first. Nice wildflowers.

not marked well.

5 months ago

Great hike! There was snow and mud but so much fun! Went with 4 kids (11, two 5 y/os and 16mth). They walked most the way but had boot and sock issues so their feet hurt near the end. My app also captured this at 5 miles instead of 3.7. Trail isn't marked that great. used this app to help keep us on track and that worked great!

6 months ago

It seems that most of this park has been logged out. Pretty ugly if you ask me. There are parts of it as I hiked through trees which are pretty cool, there are some ok views but I would never go back here to hike. May be a great mountain biking area though. And there are cabins to rent which looked pretty cool near the river.

mountain biking
11 months ago

First time mountain biking on a “real” trail in over a decade. I had to push my bike up a couple of inclines—mostly because I’m out of shape—but otherwise it was very approachable. My son and I plan to do this one many more times!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Very nice trail although it has some spots that might be hard for kids, it is a good trail for walking seeing trees and plants.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The view is great but there is no signage. Take a map

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great short little hike with some great views

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trail is well maintained and the parking lot is nice. The problem with this trail is that the loop is either not a loop at all or much longer than 3.7 miles. We have attempted to complete the loop 2 times now and both times took a different route and both times had to turn around and go back the way we came as we had hiked much further than 3.7 miles. Luckily, it is a very easy hike, very family friendly and dog friendly as well.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

I really liked this trail. Some parts were a little muddy in certain spots. There were a couple different trails you could pick from. When you climb up the tree line starts to thin and there's a bench you can sit on that over looks the lake. Very pretty and peaceful. I definitely want to go back in the spring and summer months

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Trail very muddy, due to current weather conditions. Very little signs/markers on the trail. Pet friendly, easy hike with some incline but not much. Free parking area at trail head as well as toilets. The lake can be seen, and is tranquil but this trail was not as scenic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

There's no signage anywhere to tell you that you're on this trail. Unless you have a map it's not easy to find. Once in the trail it's also hard to find your way without a map. There were other trails heads marked but not this one. There are also many trails that branch off of each other. In other words TAKE A MAP!!!!!!!
Overlook was beautiful!

trail running
Sunday, July 31, 2016

I love it here. Grew up about a mile away and while other reviewers are right about the visibility and the access to the "lake" (you can't really cut close access to a marsh, which is what it really is) it's a real good spot to get some quiet. When you slow down and stop.. It's pure shalom.

Monday, June 13, 2016

6/12/2016 (Sunday) -- Revisit this park on a mild summer morning with weather being partly sunny/cloudy, 60-68F for a larger loop (5 miles). The view was not as awesome as the previous one because of the morning sun and the clouds. Paths are drier. Traffic is light. Good solitude in the woods.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Good and a nice relaxing hike after hiking Wallace falls a couple days ago. Wish there would have been better views/access to the lake but perfect for getting good pictures!!!

Friday, April 08, 2016

4/7/2016 (Thursday) -- Solo 3:15 - 4:55 pm, sunny "hot" spring afternoon, up to 80+F. Plenty of parking places, pleasant river, bridge, campsite. Lots of woody trails (wide and narrow) to loop on the flat highland with about 500ft elevation from the river bank. Light traffic and good solitude on a weekday afternoon. Though there is a large ugly stretch of uncleared felled woodland on both sides of the "South Road", the southeast end of the "East Road" provides an awesome view of the fields near Carnation to Cascade peaks and Mount Si and RattleSnake Mountain to the east and southeast, and Tigers to the south, with Mt Rainier showing its top from behind. This is definite a place worthy of 2 hr's hiking.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

. I recommend going but not special to go back

Sunday, March 13, 2016

we ride our horses here occasionally and the trails are beautiful and fun!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Very flat trails, a little confusing to follow without maps. Lots of trails though & Moss Lake isn't bad but only has a few entrance points. Black bears inhabit the area, bring spray!

trail running
Monday, June 23, 2014

Ran this during the Snoqualmie Valley Half Marathon and 10k. I honestly, had not trained on a trail prior to the race and with a previous knee injury, I would say that this was a pretty cool trail to run. I would love to go back again with the kiddos.

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