Hike the Staircase Rapids Loop



2.1 miles

Elevation Gain

272 ft

Route Type


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. 

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Known for

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole



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Moody PNW hike, great for winter

The road to the ranger station and campgrounds is closed for winters, but there is a small parking lot just before the road closure where you can park and walk/roll about a mile to the trailhead. Lovely, flat hike with the bridge, and it's much less busy than the hall of mosses trail and has a similar vibe. Pretty flat, but not wheelchair accessible beyond the first couple hundred feet.

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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