Old Mine Trail

Wilkeson, Washington

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A casual walk along the permanently closed Carbon River Road leads to an extremely steep, but short ascent to the entrance to a decommissioned mine. The trail weaves around majestic trees, some fallen and some standing tall. You will see mossy logs and big ferns lining both sides of the trail. The closure of the Carbon River Road has significantly reduced the amount of traffic in the Carbon River Area. Trails like Chenuis Falls and Green Lake, which once provided day hikers with easy treks in the woods and lovely destinations, have become unworkable for many hikers with the added miles to reach what once was a drive-to trailhead.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier National Park

by Heidi Schneider (Falcon Guides)

A casual walk along the permanently closed Carbon River Road leads to an extremely steep, but short ascent to the entrance to a decommissioned mine. The trail weaves around majestic trees, some fallen and some standing tall. You will see mossy logs and big ferns lining both sides of the trail.

The closure of the Carbon River Road has significantly reduced the amount of traffic in the Carbon River Area. Trails like Chenuis Falls and Green Lake, which once provided day hikers with easy treks in the woods and lovely destinations, have become unworkable for many hikers with the added miles to reach what once was a drive-to trailhead.

© 2012 Heidi Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wilkeson
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: About 1 hour
Season: May through Oct
Local Contacts: Carbon River Ranger Station, (360) 829-9639
Local Maps: USGS Golden Lakes; Trails Illustrated Mount Rainier National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Old Mine Trail

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