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Best trails in Carson

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Looking for a great trail near Carson, Washington? AllTrails has 25 great hiking trails, running trails, forest 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 around Beacon Rock State Park or Guy W. Talbot State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Moulton Falls Park or Yacolt Burn State Forest. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 12 hard trails in Carson ranging from 6 to 16.7 miles and from 108 to 4,940 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 Carson
Top trails (25)
#1 - Falls Creek Trail Loop
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 47 m
Please note the NFD-25 is still closed right after Iron Creek falls. The gate is closed on the road 3062, so you have to walk 2 miles in to get to the trailhead. Please consult the park's website befoShow more
#2 - Lower Falls Creek Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Lower Falls Creek Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carson, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#3 - Panther Creek Falls Trail 137
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 12 m
Panther Creek Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in Skamania County. There are 2 tiers of segmented waterfalls, 50-70 feet in height. They both empty into the same basin. To reach the TH drivShow more
#4 - Starvation Ridge and Warren Lake Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 7 h 58 m
Starvation Ridge and Warren Lake Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carson, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. TShow more
#5 - Grassy Knoll Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
Grassy Knoll Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Carson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trShow more
#6 - Soda Peaks Lake Trail
Trapper Creek Wilderness
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
A grueling climb along a quiet but steep trail to a beautiful little lake. Listen for Pika calling in the talus slope on the east face of Soda Peaks and enjoy the peace and solitude. Soda Peaks Lake,Show more
#7 - Big Huckleberry Mountain
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
Big Huckleberry Mountain is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Carson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#8 - Dog Mountain Trail [CLOSED]
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Please note: Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A straight and steady leg-burner of a hike with some nicShow more
#9 - Augspurger Mountain: Dog and Cat Trail
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 9 h 9 m
14+ miles and 5000 delicious feet of gain, views, and pain. Start out with Dog, and finish with CAT (the Cook-Augspurger Traverse). Hike to the summit of Dog Mountain, then continue NNW as if you werShow more
#10 - Dog Mountain Inner Loop
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 4 h 39 m
Dog Mountain Inner Loop is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carson, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trShow more
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