Wonderland Trail: Carbon River to Mystic Lake

A strenuous, 15.6 mile in-and-out day hike with 3,650 ft in elevation gain. The trail starts out gradually along the Carbon River riverbed, before becoming very steep leading up to Mystic Lake.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 15.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,650 ft
  • 6,000 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Rainier National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 8
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Mt Rainier West
  • Green Trails Mt Rainier West No. 269
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