Area: Carbon River
||Hike Type: Historic||Pass: Natl. Park Pass|
|Distance: 3 mi RT||Duration: 2 hrs||Difficulty Level: Moderate|
|Snow-Free: year-round||High Point: 2,150 ft||Elevation Gain: 350 ft|
Features: kid-friendly, exceptional old growth forest, bike-hike possibility, historic, year round
The Old Mine Trail is perhaps one of the least known trails within the national park. Yet, this short path is easily accessible and can be explored year round. Walk a short distance up the old Carbon River Road beneath a thick emerald canopy held together by primeval giants. Then steeply climb to a fern and moss shrouded ledge within the surrounding ancient forest for a peek into an old mine and a glimpse back into time.