Staircase Rapids Trail

#12 of 238 trails in Olympic National Park

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Staircase Rapids Trail is a 2 mile loop trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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.

A National Parks Pass is required to park here
Vault toilets are available.

Olympic National Park
Wilderness Information Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100

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Short trail but there is so much to see. The bridge is up now.

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Good hike. Weather was decent and a good day overall. Snow and the recent rain has lots of water on the trail but still good hiking conditions. We went to the bridge and continued on the Four Streams tail until it was getting to slushy to continue so we turned around and crossed the bridge and hiked on the Camp Spivey trail. It was getting difficult to walk without traction so we turned around and completed our hike. Still a great day of hiking nonetheless. Again no disappointment hiking in the NW!!

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We really enjoy this hike. The weather cooperated so we took our time to enjoy the scenery and hike and had the trail to ourselves the complete time. Old growth, lots of green and good photos opportunities. Saw lots of different types of mushrooms along the trail. We found a nice spot (there were many) to take a lunch break. Although short, this hike is at the top of my list.

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beautiful and scenic

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Jana Raines

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More of a stroll than an actual hike but the scenery is amazing. The giant old growth trees make it worth the visit. The $15 parking pass is good for a week at all of the Olympic Parks and can be upgraded to an annual pass for a total of $30.
The bridge is still out so it's a short in and out walk rather than a loop.
If you want a longer hike the trail behind the ranger station leads up to Flap Jack Lakes and Black and White Lake. Both are long and strenuous hikes but well worth every step.

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Easy trail. Nice and quick. But currently the bridge is down. Also it is in the national park and it is 15 for the day pittas and 30 for the annual

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