The Rearguard Falls trail starts from a well-marked parking area along the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16), a short ways west of the Mt. Robson Visitor Center. Heading downhill from the parking lot through the thick forest, the trail bends right. Almost immediately after the bend is the viewing platform, a sturdy, well-fenced platform just above Rearguard Falls. After marveling at the power of the falls and the beauty of the Fraser River, return to the parking area the way you came.
Flora & Fauna
Mixed fir forest. In late summer, there is a chance to see the biggest, strongest chinook salmon returning upstream from the Pacific Ocean, 800 miles away.