Mt. Rainier National Park – Ranger Falls/Carbon River

The Carbon River and Ranger Falls occupy a canyon on the northwest corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. This area supports a rare inland temperate rain forest featuring towering trees, ferns, and moss for days. Distance: 8.5 Elevation Gained: 1,000 Difficulty: Moderate Time: 3:30 Critters: None Get there like this. Note: There is a $15…

Santa Anita Canyon Backpacking

Santa Anita Canyon is a deep gorge carved into the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains just east of Mt. Wilson. An ever-popular hiking destination, the canyon and surrounding areas feature a number of well-established trail camps. Distance: 17 Miles (over two days) Elevation Gained: 4,400 (approx over two days) Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous Time:…