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Staircase Rapids Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (12)

A fairly moderate trail along an easy flowing river with many peek a boo views of nearby mountains.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

913' 278 m

High

775' 236 m

Low

139' 42 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy and shady trail suitable for most ages/abilities.

Description

From the trailhead, look for the well-signed route. Cross over the bridge and venture into the woods for some scenic treasures along the gently rushing river. Even on warm days, this shady trail stays cool, and is pleasant year-round.

Flora & Fauna

Seasonal flora and fauna throughout the changing of the seasons. Many photo opportunities.

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Shared By:

Sheila Pelland

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  4.7 from 12 votes

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Photos

Skokomish River.
Jun 18, 2016 near Belfair, WA
Rain forest along the Staircase Rapids Trail
Nov 22, 2020 near Hoodsport, WA
Big Cedar just off the Staircase Rapids Loop Trail.
Nov 22, 2020 near Hoodsport, WA
The Skokomish River near Staircase
Nov 22, 2020 near Hoodsport, WA
The Staircase Rapids through the trees.
Nov 22, 2020 near Hoodsport, WA
Take a forceful yet cooling and relaxing stroll along the North Fork Skokomish River.
Jun 5, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA

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Jul 22, 2022
Ben Markoch
Met Jack and had a great unexpected hike during our last day in Olympic! 7mi
Jul 19, 2022
Heather Forrey
Sep 24, 2021
Shana Duncan
Sep 16, 2021
Thea Weber
This hike was absolutely magical. It was like we were in a magical forest. We saw 2 chipmunks, 2 squirrels, 2 does & 2 huge green slugs. 4mi
Sep 10, 2021
Conny Diessner
did it on waytoPort Angeles.
Aug 22, 2021
John Sutliff
Aug 2, 2021
Kristy Van
looped back on other side of river 2mi
Jun 21, 2021
Jas Norman