Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail

Carbonado, Washington 98323

Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail

Carbon River Rain Forest Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"There aren’t many examples of temperate rain forest left standing in the southern Cascades. Most of these moss-laden cathedral forests are found on the Olympic Peninsula or along the Coastal Range of Oregon. To be sure, there are old-growth forest stands throughout the Cascades, but very few are of the rain-forest variety. Here is one of those last remnants of the ancient lowland rain forests.

Massive cedars and hemlocks fill the valley floor around the floodplain of the Carbon River. A blanket of moss covers the forest floor, while lichens drape from hanging branches and ferns sprout from nearly every surface. Bring the kids and let them explore the micro-ecosystems under the dripping leaves and in the mossy hollows."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
80 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Carbon River Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Rainier West, No. 269
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Jul 2018