Ranger Falls

Mount Rainier National Park

JANUARY 24, 2010  This hike to Ranger Falls with my daughter was as cold and wet as any hike I've ever done.  Sections of the Carbon River Road washed out in the storms of 2006, so the road is now closed at the Ranger Station and there is a 3 mile road hike through beautiful old-growth forest to reach the Green Lake trailhead.  The trail climbs for a mile to reach beautiful Ranger Falls.  It was snowing lightly by the time we reached the falls, and after taking a couple of photos, we hurried back down the trail. 

 8 miles roundtrip