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Distance

17 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Strenuous

Δ Elevation (FT)

~1640 (+)

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Carbon Glacier Trail

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Carbon Glacier Trail in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Carbon Glacier Trail is a tough hike that can be completed in one long day or extended into a backpacking trip. Hikers can expect tremendous views of Mount Rainier and abundant wildlife along the way. The park says "this hike offers a close-up view of the lowest glacier in elevation in the contiguous 48 states and the source of the Carbon River. Do not approach the glacier as rock and ice fall are common! In mid-summer, Moraine Park presents a colorful array of wildflowers and outstanding views of Mount Rainier." Mount Rainier has plenty of camping available. Cougar Rock Campground is located in the southwest section of the park, Ohanapecosh Campground is in the southeast, White River is in the northeast section and Mowich Lake is a small tent only campground in the northwest section of Mount Rainier.

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Contact: Mount Rainier National Park 55210 238th Ave East Ashford, WA 98304

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