Carbon River Road


Day Hike - Carbon River Road

Easy, low elevation hike through old growth forest in the northwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park.

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

We'll meet at the South Hill Park n' Ride on Puyallup's South Hill at 8AM.

Address:  94th Street SW & 104th Street East, Puyallup. 

An easy 10 mile hike through beautiful old growth forest.  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 some energy, get some fresh air in beautiful surroundings with your fellow Mountaineers.  Bring rain gear, lunch and water.  This is an easy hike but please be aware of your ability to hike 10 miles RT.  Hiking boots required. 

I'll have a map for each participant.

Entrance to all National Parks is FREE this weekend.


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
  10. Emergency shelter


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