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Did you know that the Northwest Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park boasts the lowest elevation at 1900 feet? Although over half of the park is covered in snow, the Carbon Entrance at its low elevation above sea level is virtually snow free during the early months of spring. Many trails such as Chenus Falls, Green Lake, and Ipsut Creek provide visitors to experience a unique inland rain forest towering with evergreens and early spring wildlife.
If you enjoy mountain biking this entrance to the park is a perfect choice. Closed to motorized vehicles the 5 mile trail into Ipsut campground is a must see. Park the bike and enjoy a short walk over to feel the spray of Chenus Falls approximately 3 miles into this beautiful mountain experience. Or venture up 2 miles of switchbacks and explore Green Lake. Whichever your choice take advantage of this least explored and seldom accessed entrance.