Carbon Falls is a tall waterfall on a low-volume tributary of the Carbon River. The falls consist of two major tiers, dropping a total of around 400 feet. I've visited the falls twice, and both times, the stream has been too low to make out the falls with the naked eye from across the valley. When I last visited the falls, low clouds were covering the valley, so the upper tier of the falls couldn't be seen. Although the falls can be heard from their side of the valley, the trail passes through thick woods near the base of the falls, so viewing it up close would require significant bushwhacking. The falls can, however, be seen easily from across the valley.
- Carbon Falls is the Adopted name of this waterfall.
Located within the Carbon River area of Mt. Rainier National Park. Drive south from Enumclaw along Highway 410 to just past Buckley to Highway 165, marked for Carbonado, Wilkeson and Mt. Rainier. Follow this road for 16 miles to the Carbon River Entrance Station of Mount Rainier National Park. Due to extensive damage from the 2006 floods, the road is closed indefinitely at this point. It is a 4 1/2 mile walk to the former roads end at the Ipsut Creek campground, and another 2 1/2 miles towards the Carbon Glacier along the Wonderland Trail to where the falls are visible. The Wonderland Trail suffered extensive damage in this area as well, so call ahead for current conditions.