Mystic Lake Trail

Wilkeson, Washington

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A difficult ascent to the serene waters of Mystic Lake that traverses a variety of landscapes. At first the trail takes you through a low-elevation forest that opens up when the trail skirts the silty Carbon River in its rocky riverbed. The trail continues, taking you along the magnificent Carbon Glacier and through a high-mountain meadow. From Ipsut Creek Campground, follow the small connector trail south to the Wonderland Trail.The Ipsut Falls spur trail intersects to the right (southwest) shortly after you leave Ipsut Creek Campground. If you desire, take this spur trail to gently cascading Ipsut Falls. From the spur trail, continue traveling southeast to the Wonderland Trail.
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider & Mary Skjelset (Falcon Guides)

A difficult ascent to the serene waters of Mystic Lake that traverses a variety of landscapes. At first the trail takes you through a low-elevation forest that opens up when the trail skirts the silty Carbon River in its rocky riverbed. The trail continues, taking you along the magnificent Carbon Glacier and through a high-mountain meadow.

From Ipsut Creek Campground, follow the small connector trail south to the Wonderland Trail.The Ipsut Falls spur trail intersects to the right (southwest) shortly after you leave Ipsut Creek Campground. If you desire, take this spur trail to gently cascading Ipsut Falls. From the spur trail, continue traveling southeast to the Wonderland Trail.

©  Heidi Schneider & Mary Skjelset/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Wilkeson
Distance: 15
Elevation Gain: 3,900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2-day backpack
Season: Mid-July to September
Trailhead Elevation: 2,300 feet
Top Elevation: 5,900 feet
Local Contacts: Wilkeson Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: USGS Carbon River, Sunrise; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park; Astronaut's Vista: Mount Rainier National Park; Earthwalk Press Hiking Map and Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Mystic Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2006
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i finally found my dream house to bad its a ranger cabin at mystic lake. take the side trail to the cabin to see what i am talking about and you will know why. this trail was tough uphill most of the way but well worth the test on the legs. deer visited us in camp, however we didnt get to see any black bear.



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