Ipsut Pass Trail

Carbonado, Washington 98323

Ipsut Pass Trail

Ipsut Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The State of Alaska is a big, brash place full of larger-than-life people, places, and things. That being the case, you’d think the world’s largest Alaska yellow cedar would exist in Alaska, right? Wrong. Alaska may be a land of big mountains, big bears, and big egos, but if you want big trees—especially big Alaska yellow cedars—look no further than Ipsut Creek.

Halfway up this valley hike you’ll encounter the world’s largest Alaska yellow cedar, though this centuries-old tree is just one of many massive trees on this woodland hike. Besides the cathedral forests, you’ll also find fantastic views and sprawling meadows on this walk, though these come only at the end."

Ipsut Pass Trail Reviews

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7/24/2006
this trail was awesome. tests your legs with the never ending hill climbs. But head up to mystic lake for a nice dip and stellar views. deer walk through camp and possibly a bear also. i want to go back no matter how tough those hills were.
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Trail Information

Carbonado
Nearby City
8
Distance
2,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
June–Oct
Season
2,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,150 feet
Top Elevation
Carbon River Ranger Station
Local Contacts
Green Trails Mount Rainier West, No. 269
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