Carbon River: Northwest Entrance

The Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park is open year round to foot traffic, but vehicle access is permitted only to the park entrance, via SR 165 through Wilkeson. This region of the Mount Rainier National Park is home to a unique ecosystem within the park – an inland temperate rainforest.  The area offers excellent recreation opportunities for hiking, backcountry camping and mountain biking as the Carbon River Road is one of the few places mountain bikes are allowed within the national park.

Access to scenic Mowich Lake, the deepest and largest lake inside the park is also accessed from this area.  Due to heavy snowfall the road to Mowich Lake area is only open in the summer and closes mid-October or with the first snowfall.

More information on the Carbon River Area

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GPS Coordinates:  46.9950198, -121.9181358  |  Web
Open:  Year-round Region: Carbon River
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