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Staircase Rapids Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (10)

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

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Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

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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 10 votes

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  4.7 from 10 votes
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Photos

Skokomish River.
Jun 18, 2016 near Belfair, WA
Big Cedar just off the Staircase Rapids Loop Trail.
Nov 22, 2020 near Hoodsport, WA
Rain forest along the Staircase Rapids 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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Nov 21, 2020
Ryan W
Oct 26, 2020
Scooter 78
Great trail. Easy. Good pictures 2.1mi
Jun 24, 2019
Joy M
May 3, 2019
Jeffery Gascoyne
Jul 23, 2018
Ken Powers
We went to Beaver Flats, enjoyed the river, came back and crossed the bridge and completed the loop back to the Staircase Trailhead. 3.1mi
Jun 23, 2018
Ken Powers
3.8mi
Jun 5, 2018
Jamelle Dube
Beautiful walk along the river with lots of photo opportunities of cascading rocks. 2mi
Sep 8, 2017
Gadi Shiloah