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Activities at Lo Tahoma

Lo Tahoma is nestled deep in the Carbon Canyon, a cherished region offering endless outdoor activities and breathtaking views. The experiences you have here will stay with you for a lifetime.

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We are pleased to offer you a stay at our first campsite that will be open to the public in the Spring of 2021.  Our campsite provides all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay in the forest. 

Once at Lo Tahoma you can't help but notice the peaceful seclusion and quiet.  Without the influence of city lights it's a perfect place to stargaze, sit still and take in the awesome sight of elk and deer as they pass through the forest.


At Lo Tahoma, we are surrounded by miles upon miles of beautiful hiking trails. You can also bring your mountain bike and take it for a spin. 


The Lo Tahoma homestead is just a 1/4 mile from the Carbon River, a glacier-fed river that runs year-round. The north side of this amazing river is lined with an extensive trail system that winds through lush forest, which can be hiked or biked with easy access from the Kolisch Bridge, the trail then links up to Pierce County's extensive Rails to Trails system via Carbonado and Wilkeson. 


About 3 miles downstream, the trail takes you on a great exploratory hike to the old coal mining Melmont Ghost Town, a popular attraction in the area, another mile downstream and you'll pass right underneath the Fairfax Bridge, an impressive feat of engineering that was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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What does it take to simplify your life and become more self-sufficient?

Take one of our instructive classes and learn valuable living skills such as soap-making, gardening, composting, canning, raising chickens, foraging for edible and medicinal herbs.

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Whether you drive in for the day or camp here at Lo Tahoma, you're sure to find a course that speaks to you. 


Looking to enjoy Mt. Rainier National Park the way it was meant to be?

Want to beat the crowds and the mad rush for limited camping spots in and around the park? 

Camp at your own private and quiet campsite here at Lo Tahoma, and then hike or bike into Mt. Rainier National Park, and enjoy the extensive trail systems and breathtaking views without the pressures of peak season traffic. 

After an eventful day of outdoor adventure, you can return to your own private getaway here at Lo Tahoma. 

We are just 4 miles from the NW Carbon River entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, which serves as an excellent gateway for hikes to Chenuis Falls, Ipsut Creek, Green Lake, and the iconic Carbon Glacier among other wonderful destinations. If you want to drive a little further, the Mowich Lake area in Mount Rainier National Park is 20 miles from Lo Tahoma and features more amazing hikes and attractions such as Tolmie Peak, Eunice Lake, Spray Park & Mother Mountain.       You can find out more about this amazing park and plan your visit here.

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