CHS 2 Hike - Little Ranger Peak

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Little Ranger Peak

This hike takes you through a forest of vine maples, big-leaf maples and alders. The summit opens up with a view of Mount Rainier and the mountains of the White River Valley. CHS 2 hike led at a pace of 2.0-3.0 mph.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

Arrive: 7:15 AM

on the trail: 7:30

NW Forest Pass must be displayed

From Enumclaw, head east on State Route 410 for 30 miles. Less than a mile past Camp Sheppard Boy Scout Camp, the trail to Little Ranger Peak takes off from the east side of the highway.

FYI: According to the WTA website this is a 12 mile hike. We will check our competing Gaia stats at the end.


Little Ranger Peak

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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