Carbon River Road


Day Hike - Carbon River Road

Easy low elevation hike the day after Thanksgiving Day.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

We will meet at the South Hill Park and Ride in Puyallup at 9am.  Email if you need directions. 

An easy 10 mile hike through beautiful old growth forest along the Carbon River Road.  We will hike this road out to Ipsut Creek Campground, take a lunch break there or back in the sunshine along the banks of the river at the Chenuis Falls crossing.  Burn off that big turkey dinner, get some fresh air in beautiful surroundings  with your fellow Mountaineers. Bring rain gear, lunch and water.  This is an easy hike with little elevation gain but please be aware of your ability to hike 10 miles RT. 


Carbon River Road

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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