Carbon River Road


Day Hike - Carbon River Road

A tour of three waterfalls in the Carbon river area of Mt. Rainier. The unnamed falls along the Boundary trail, Ranger falls, Chenuis falls, and possibly Ipsut falls.

  • Moderate, Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2 mph

Carbon River entrance to Rainier by 7:30 AM. 

Various park and rides arranged by email depending on where participants are coming from and if they so choose. 

This will be a tour of the waterfalls in the Carbon river area of Mt. Rainier.  We will start our day by going up the Boundary trail and visiting the unnamed falls around a mile in.  Next we will head to Ranger falls near Green Lake.  Finally we will cross the Carbon river and visit Chenuis falls.  If the group is still in high spirits and capable we may consider visiting Ipsut falls. 

Pace on the flat road sections may be on the faster end.  We will pull our pace back for the ascent of the Boundary trail and to Ranger falls.


Carbon River Road

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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