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0.3 miles

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Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

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Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail

Washington | Mount Rainier

  • Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail boardwalk in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail is a very easy hike in Mount Rainier National Park that is perfect for kids or the elderly. The park says this hike starts at the "Carbon River entrance of Mount Rainier National Park. Rain forests seldom occur far from coastal areas, making the forest that grows in this valley unique. Use this trail to explore the only true inland rainforest at 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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