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Trip Report

Green Lake, Chenuis Falls

Mount Rainier Area

Trip Report By

WTA Member



Hiked Jun 22, 2019

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

Our group of 11 Mountaineers arrived at the old Carbon River Ranger Station around 8:30 a.m. to find no formal parking available, but there were plenty of spots along the road. I chatted with a Ranger about trail conditions and he confirmed that all bridges were in place to cross the Carbon River to Chenuis Falls. We set out along the Carbon River road-to-trail and made the climb up to Ranger Falls, then on to Green Lake for lunch. No swimming this time -- the water was super cold! We decided to extend the trip to Chenuis Falls, following the cairns marking the path along the sandbars. I'd recommend one person at a time across the log bridges -- a couple of them were "springy." All trails were in great shape, with no blowdown.