Staircase Rapids

Hoodsport, Washington 98548

Staircase Rapids

Staircase Rapids Professional Review and Guide

"Stand in awe watching the swift-moving waters of the North Fork Skokomish River barrel and thunder over a series of cascades. A great hike anytime of year, Staircase Rapids is especially impressive during the spring runoff. Hikers of all ages will be delighted on this easy and captivating hike.

The main trail gently climbs, soon coming to the riverbank. March alongside the frothy river, passing big boulders and a series of roaring rapids. National park entrance fee. Dogs prohibited. Staircase access road closed in winter—park at picnic area and hike 1 mile up road or hike 0.8 mile on Shady Lane Trail."

Staircase Rapids Reviews

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5/10/2009
Very easy trail that just about anyone can do. Saw some Roosevelt Elk on the way back out. The road was closed about a mile or so down from the Ranger Station when we went. It was set to open 5/14.
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Trail Information

Hoodsport
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2 miles
Distance
225 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Mount Skokomish–Lake Cushman
Local Maps

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Jul 2018