Looking for a great trail near Carson, Washington? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail 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 Guy W. Talbot State Park or Beacon Rock State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Del Amo Park or Malloy Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Carson ranging from 10.4 to 16.7 miles and from 111 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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Didn’t hike the loop, just out and back. Went to the lower viewpoint first then upper. I wouldn’t recommend hiking to the top, there really isn’t much a view. 7 miles total. I’ve seen different variations of distances, definitely not anything less that 6 miles. The view from the lower viewpoint is phenomenal. You get a chance to get super close and plenty of areas for pictures. Overall a pleasant trail, nicely groomed. I would recommend this hike but do not plan on doing it again.

over grown
9 days ago

Just another beautiful hiking day in Washington besides The Gorge! Augspurger Mountain Trail was a great cardio workout! Just a bit of a climb, dolphin hills, a drop, a climb, dolphin hills and you reach the summit! Then, there was a 'bit' of bushwacking and fallen tree jumping! I didn't get clear views of Hood, Adams or Helens from the summit marking from the under story since I ran out of time to get to the outer ridge trail. But, the views along the way up and down were amazing!

Did this hike mid August. Well groomed trail, pretty shady throughout the whole trail. Parking was empty when we got there around 830 but pretty full by the time we got done. Nice views of the waterfall. Overall a good hike but not amazing.

The trail is fine and beautiful along the creek the whole way but it is definitely HEAVILY trafficked and the trail and surrounding area are heavily used so there is a lot of erosion and overused campsites and little undisturbed vegetation along the trail . It seems there should be some efforts to curb the unofficial trails and erosion that is happening from the obviously very high number of visitors to this spot. Otherwise falls are great and amazing views of the creek etc. It seemed most people were doing a there and back hike and the trail that went up to the loop was steep with no switchbacks and didn’t seem to be with the climb so we just turned back and did the here and back trail. . An easy hike !

The spectacular waterfall is a great payoff for a shorter hike. One of my favorites!

Best trail yet! We did the complete loop and also climbed up the lattice of roots up to the upper falls. Gorgeous views of the falls. Trail well maintained. Nice moderate climbs. Perfect way to celebrate our second wedding anniversary!

Great hike. With hike to the lower falls and then the loop my Garmin tracked 6.0 miles. The upper trail is used by mountain bikers. It could be dicey if they are going fast. However, most of the downhill can be run.

18 days ago

Beautiful scenery, just challenging enough on the top stretch to make in interesting for this newbie. Lots of people on the trail by 11, next time I’ll check out the falls first then make my way around to the top. Great day hike!

The trail doesn’t point out the viewpoints.

Backpacked the loop counterclockwise. Did the majority on the first day, camped along Trapper Creek, then had an easy hike out in the morning. Few bugs and even fewer people -- surprising for a beautiful Labor Day weekend. Like others are saying, the switchbacks on the Trapper Creek side of the loop (~halfway between Berry Camp and Deer Cutoff) are narrow and steep; I definitely had to be mindful with a large pack on. Generally speaking, Observation Peak side felt like steadier elevation changes while Trapper Creek side had steeper ups/downs. Tip - don't take the Deer Cutoff, stay on Trapper Creek. Some of the prettiest old-growth is on that section.

great hike. beautiful view of the waterfall at the top

You park in the gravel turnout then walk towards the left to trail (red flag marking the start). It's not much of a hike, very easy but a little dusty at times. I didn't try to get to the bottom because I was exhausted from the day before but on the first of second turn I saw a side trail of the path that seems to lead down to the bottom. Seems sketchy tho, if you are looking to get to the bottom - I'd recommend a different route. Overall a beautiful waterfall and great little otw stop to our destination!

28 days ago

Nice hike for a hot day. A large portion of the trail is in the shade. Waterfall is spectacular.

We did the 152A out and back portion of this with our 11 week old daughter in our front carrier (Aug 20). It was fairly easy, the trail was very clear and the waterfall was absolutely worth it! We loved the hike and would do it again. Be sure to climb down to the base of the falls.

amazing water falls ,fun hike

This is a very wonderful hike! Very pretty, very easy to moderate. The trail is very well marked. It's overgrown in some places. There are lots of bees, which I love! Spectacular views from the peak of all five mountains. If you want water, try Soda Peak Lake. Observation only has a couple of creeks along the way. Parking requires a Northwest Forest Pass. 13 miles, 5.5 hours moving time. Would love to do this again!

Did this hike on 8/19/19 and it was open. Very easy hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

A perfect place for a good company of friends to get together and spend a day outside, good workout for legs especially if you would do occasional run on the way up and on the way down, more quicker and at the same time good lesson how to improve your balance, otherwise there are multiple spots for camping and one of them is super close to the waterfall, even though the temperature of the water is freezing cold as it is usual for these waters to have but it is indeed a great cool off after a sweaty trip to the top, the road leading to the trail is adequate, any vehicle can make it just fine, as of 08-15-2019 you don’t need a NW Pass

Great hike. The waterfall is amazing. It’s pretty easy and definitely worth it.

Great trail! The falls were better than I anticipated. Upper Falls were a quiet and serene.

1 month ago

I loved it. Hit the trail at 7:30am and pretty much had the trail to ourselves. Was a great trail run with an incredible waterfall at the end. Sun was coming up and shining through trees along with a rushing creek along side most of the way. Steady uphill grade most of the way to falls, so great trail run work out.

Gorgeous waterfall, worth the trip for sure!

They have cameras and will ticket you if you go to the hot springs

Very easy, very pretty. The falls are beautiful. The upper loop trail has some very nice campsites and there's another little fall at the top. The trail itself is nicely marked and the path is easy to walk on. Plenty of parking spots at the trailhead including one restroom. Northwest Pass required. This is a good hike for children and the elderly. And for avid hikers who need a day off from distance and elevation.

on Lower Falls Creek Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall hike! I lost GPS for most of the second stretch there, but got it back soon after. Moderate amounts of people and doggos. Worth the trip.

Well maintained trail through old growth forest. Awesome waterfalls.

1 month ago

Love love love Panther Creek Falls. Drove out today, but trail is closed for maintenance. There’s a sign near the beginning of the road. Trailhead also has a sign and barricade. Posted photo of sign - reopening 8/15/19

Beautiful falls mid-summer hike. The trail was in good shape. I got there at 9 on a Sunday, completed the loop and had most of the trail to myself. It was getting pretty busy as I came back out.

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