Carter Falls Trail

Ashford, Washington

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This route follows the Wonderland Trail east of Longmire through some of the oldest, most beautiful ancient forest left in Washington’s Cascades, while providing views of the crashing waters of the milky Nisqually River. Families appreciate the nearly flat, easy trek through the trees along the first half of the route, while those with an appetite for more adventure enjoy the last half of the hike as it turns to follow the Paradise River upstream to a pair of pretty waterfalls. Note: The bridge over the Nisqually River was completely wiped out by the 2006 floods. A footlog was put in place in July 2007, but always check with the ranger before venturing out to make sure you can safely cross the river.
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

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Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park

by Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

This route follows the Wonderland Trail east of Longmire through some of the oldest, most beautiful ancient forest left in Washington’s Cascades, while providing views of the crashing waters of the milky Nisqually River.

Families appreciate the nearly flat, easy trek through the trees along the first half of the route, while those with an appetite for more adventure enjoy the last half of the hike as it turns to follow the Paradise River upstream to a pair of pretty waterfalls. Note: The bridge over the Nisqually River was completely wiped out by the 2006 floods. A footlog was put in place in July 2007, but always check with the ranger before venturing out to make sure you can safely cross the river.

©  Dan A. Nelson & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ashford
Distance: 7.2
Elevation Gain: 9,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: May–Oct
Trailhead Elevation: 2,750 feet
Top Elevation: 3,650 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Longmire Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Mount Rainier West, No. 269
Driving Directions: Directions to Carter Falls Trail

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