Carson, WA Trails and Parks

Carson has 52 trails in the vicinity, including 40 hiking trails and 11 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.9 to 147.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Dog Mountain Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Columbia River to Wind River Road and Silver Star Mountain via the Pyramid. Trails.com member Kevin M. recently completed Dog Mountain Trail.
  • Lewis River TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  27.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lewis River Trail #31 is full of views of old-growth forest, rock formations, and waterfalls. The trail itself is also a sweet treat, with ...

  • Falls Creek FallsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  2 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This pleasant 3.4-mile out-and-back day hike leads you through low-elevation forest to one of the most impressive waterfalls accessible by trail ...

  • Falls Creek ShuttleView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  15.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Waterfalls, sponge cake –like trail, and lava caves provide this route with all the ingredients for a great mountain bike ride. It’s a 16-mile ...

  • Dog Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Trails in the Columbia River Gorge are favorites of wildflower enthusiasts. The flowers begin from the trailhead in early April and continue ...

  • Siouxon Creek TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through a lush lowland valley, passing some of the best waterfalls to be found. Then climb to the upper trailhead on Forest Road 58 near ...

  • Silver Star Mountain NorthView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through flower-covered ridgetop meadows nearly all the way from the trailhead to the top of Silver Star Mountain. This route is the easiest ...

  • Soda Peaks Lake TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through old-growth forest to the great views on the ridgeline near Soda Peaks. Then descend past beautiful Soda Peaks Lake to Trapper Creek ...

  • Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa ResortView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  Guide

    A once sleepy Victorian-era hotel and bathhouse that features a regimen of therapeutic hot mineral baths reminiscent of old European spas. The ...

  • Falls Creek Falls TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A superb three-tiered waterfall lures the hiker at the end of a riverside trail. Listen. The sound of the creek from below the trail, beside ...

  • Big Hollow TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Descend this lightly used route from high on a ridgeline into the depths of Dry Creek Canyon. From the triangle-shaped junction with the Observation ...

  • Observation Trail to Observation PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Climb from deep in Trapper Creek Canyon to Howe Ridge, and maybe make a short side trip to Observation Peak. Then continue through the old-growth ...

  • Dry Creek TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  4.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Early season hike through dense forest with a good possibility of seeing a band of Roosevelt elk. Crossing Bourbon Creek and Dry Creek could ...

  • Trapper Creek TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  15.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through the magnificent, low-elevation, old-growth forest of Trapper Creek Canyon. Fill out your wilderness permit and head north from ...

  • Pacific Crest Trail, Wind River Road to Crest CampView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  17.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike through second-growth forest from Wind River Road through Warren Gap and down to Panther Creek. Then climb to the crest of the Cascade Range ...

  • Cedar Flats Nature LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This short loop walk through magnificent old-growth forest is an excellent hike for small children, with adult supervision. Allow plenty of time ...

  • Lewis RiverView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  5 hours
    •  9.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This day hike or backpack follows the last remaining primitive section of the Lewis River in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Along the ...

  • Lone Butte LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  11.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: Half of this ride follows a large meadow on a gated road, so the chances of seeing wildlife are good. Tread: 10.3 miles gravel; 1.4 ...

  • Old Man Pass LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  12.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Highlights: The Forest Service has determined this area, a nordic skiing area in the winter, to be conducive to mountain biking as well. The ...

  • Triangle PassView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 hours
    •  28 miles
    •  Guide

    Picture-postcard views across the Columbia River Gorge to the snowy cone of Oregon’s Mt. Hood are the rewards of this pretty drive. On a good ...

  • Dog MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  6 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    With a name like this, is it any wonder this trail made it into this book? Of course dogs should hike Dog Mountain, but not just because of the ...

  • Bird MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    •  5 hours (day hike or backpacking trip)
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Indian Heaven Wilderness is a wonderland of sparkling lakes, jagged peaks, open forests, and, most notably, sprawling meadows filled with flowers ...

  • Trapper Creek WildernessView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is like a secret hike. Most people have never heard of it, but everybody who goes there loves it. It’s quiet and woodsy with lots of creeks, ...

  • Cedar Flats Nature Trail LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Descending a few feet from the east side of the parking area, the Cedar Flats Nature Trail enters old-growth forest. In the spring, when the ...

  • Paradise CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    This campground is in the deep, thick woods of Gifford Pinchot National Forest, at the confluence of Paradise Creek and the Wind River, just ...

  • Panther CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Carson, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

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