Staircase Rapids Trail

#11 of 238 trails in Olympic National Park
Short loop trail through forests and along a stream at the Staircase ranger station on Lake Cushman.

2.03 miles Loop
hiking trail running walking forest river views
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From Hoodsport, west 9 miles on Lake Cushman Road to Forest Service Road 24. Turn left and drive 6.5 miles to Staircase Ranger Station and the trailhead.

Steve Mercer

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful and easy family walk in the woods. The heavy frost added to the wintery feel. Expect to see lots of people on #optoutside Friday - day after Thanksgiving. My boys loved the two smaller creek crossings best.

Leannda Casas

9 Completed5 Reviews

Beautiful walk through the woods next to some awesome rapids. Not really a hike, but still fun.

Sharon Borton

8 Completed5 Reviews

It was awesome! Easy walking trail with lots to see.

Kasey Herness

1 Completed2 Reviews

Kasey Herness

1 Completed2 Reviews

Mike Kelley

22 Completed14 Reviews

More of a nature walk then a hike but very beautiful.

Tara bolllingertara

19 Completed19 Reviews

Love it!!!

Andrew Baumgardner

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful hike. Took the family and my 4 year old was able to walk the whole thing. Great scenery for a short family hike

Christina Freeman

33 Completed21 Reviews

beautiful super short hike. dogs are not aloud on the trails here, only in the campground area. The rapids are amazing but its a very short lived trail. also the coordinates for gps on alltrails is wrong when you get to the land bridge that crosses the river go straight not left!

Tyler Burrows

6 Completed2 Reviews

i love this trail. this last weekend was my 3rd or 4th trip and I took my wife for the first time. although is was pouring the whole time we had a blast. we can't wait to go back and go further up the trail.