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Hoodsport, Washington

Hike the Staircase Rapids Loop

2.1 Miles Total - 272 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

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 

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole


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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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