Staircase Trail

Lilliwaup, Washington

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Forest flowers galore, fairyslippers, vanilla leaf, dwarf salal, woodnymph, twinflower, devil’s club. I could go on and on—but go see for yourself. It was a beautiful day when we parked at Staircase and started up the trail lined with vanilla leaf and yellow Johnny jump-ups, plus a nice showing of trilliums. Some elk ran across the trail in front of us. Hike along a staircase of spectacular rapids through moss-draped groves of maples, alders, cedars, and Douglas firs.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Forest flowers galore, fairyslippers, vanilla leaf, dwarf salal, woodnymph, twinflower, devil’s club. I could go on and on—but go see for yourself.

It was a beautiful day when we parked at Staircase and started up the trail lined with vanilla leaf and yellow Johnny jump-ups, plus a nice showing of trilliums. Some elk ran across the trail in front of us. Hike along a staircase of spectacular rapids through moss-draped groves of maples, alders, cedars, and Douglas firs.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lilliwaup
Distance: 27
Elevation Gain: 5,450 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Season: Hikable: May through November, Best flowers: Late April through August
Local Contacts: Staircase Ranger Station
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 167 Mount Steel
Driving Directions: Directions to Staircase Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/18/2009
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Nice trail; not too difficult or steep; went from the ranger station to Big Log campground and then to Pleasant camp. Beautiful river views. Lots of mosquitos!



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