Carbon River Road


Day Hike - Carbon River Road

Carbon River Road follows the Carbon River to Ipsut Creek Campground is an easy 10-mile round trip route.

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

Meet at the Safeway in Covington (17023 SE 272nd St. Covington, WA 98042) at  7 am and the planned departure is 7:15 am. 

Parking Permit Required: National Park Pass

Since this hike isn't too crazy, sturdy running shoes would be fine and of course, hiking boots. Trekking poles are optional but if you would like to bring them to go ahead. Please bring two liters of water with you. Also, bring a sack lunch. 


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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