11.14.16 Hike of the Week: The Old Mine Trail | Visit Rainier

11.14.16 Hike of the Week: The Old Mine Trail

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.

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