Mystic Lake Trail

Wilkeson, Washington 98396

Mystic Lake Trail

Mystic Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Mystic Lake Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

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

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Jul 2018