Situated in lush, cool, old-growth forests, Ipsut Falls is certainly a picturesque place, but not considered a destination hike. The reason being…you’ll travel five miles on the scenic Carbon River Road, either on foot or bicycle, to the backcountry Ipsut Camp. (The floods of 2006 rearranged the camp and the road.) There are many wonderful destination hikes on the Carbon River Road, so if you are in the area, take the time to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ipsut Falls. The area is frequented by deer and elk, so keep your eyes open for a wildlife encounter.


Height: 60 feet | Form: Tiered Horsetails | Number of Drops: 2

Source Stream: Ipsut Creek | Access: Moderate Hike/Bike

Location: 46.97048 N, -121.83208 W


Directions: From the Carbon River Entrance Station of Mt Rainier National Park, follow the former roadbed of the Carbon River Road past the entrance, 4.5 miles to backcountry camp, Ipsut Campground. From camp take the Carbon River Trail 0.7 miles to the falls.

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