Visit Carbon River's Temperate Rainforest | Visit Rainier

Visit the Temperate Rainforest at Carbon River

Located in the extreme northwestern corner of the park, the Carbon River area of the park invites visitors to explore a unique ecosystem — an inland temperate rainforest. Here processions of moisture-laden clouds deposit copious amounts of precipitation-between 70 and 90 inches of rainfall annually upon this deep canyon embracing the roaring, glacier-fed Carbon River. It’s a far cry from the wide-open meadows at Paradise, but instead offers marvelous long-hanging moss, towering Douglas firs, an endless parade of ferns and lichens, and a bit of peace and tranquility unequalled in other areas of the park.

Visit the Temperate Rainforest in the Carbon River Area