Hike the Staircase Rapids Loop

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The Staircase Rapids Nature Loop Trail Four Stream to North Fork is a scenic 2.1 mile hike through Olympic National Park. The trail features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is open year round.

This trail is great for nature trips and for birding. A national park pass or an entry fee of $25 per car (or $10 fee to walk in) is required for entry into Olympic National Park. Watch out for mud on the trail after rain. 

Photos: Ratha Grimes and Kimon Berlin 

Distance

2.1 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

272 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

Nearby Lodging

Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles KOA

Port Angeles, Washington

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From $40/night

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Westport, Washington

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South Bend, Washington

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Overall rating: 

Great for a trail run

This loop is pretty flat - I started out my day but just doing a trail run on it and it was lovely.

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