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Ohanapecosh and Stafford Falls Trail

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Mount Rainier Wilderness

Ohanapecosh and Stafford Falls Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ashford, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 997 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Rocky

No dogs

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Reviews (35)
Photos (76)
Recordings (22)
Completed (63)
Nina Ayuson
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grown
Julie Craig
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Hiking

Great trail. No obstructions and ran into only 1 other hiking group.

Tiffiney Boles
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Hiking

Amazing trail! We especially loved Stanford falls. We started at Deer Creek and went down to Ohanapecosh. We had little kids, and all the little bridges and such along the way made it fun.

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Patrick Bush
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Hiking

Trail was clear, the creek over the trail was passable. We arrived early and only saw a handful of other hikers on the way back. Waterfalls were beautiful.

Mike Cooke
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Hiking

There are two large trees across the trail but both are passable by going under or around. Today was too wet and slick to try going over the trees. Also, like the previous review mentions, the trail is covered at about 2.5 miles from the trail head by rushing water. We decided against proceeding because crossing would have been very sketchy and we were concerned about getting cut off if the water level rose behind us.

Amanda Johnson
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Beautiful trail. Views of about three different waterfalls. Unfortunately about 2.5 miles in the trail was flooded. But definitely will be returning when there is better conditions.

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Raelene Schifano
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Hiking

It was a beautiful hike. Waterfalls and the river gave us some amazing pics.

theresa nagle
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Hiking

Enjoyable quiet hike, a bit of a workout on the return. Gorgeous blue-green clear water and several falls. Could hear road traffic on quite a bit, maybe not as bad during the week or non-holiday.

Ken Powers
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Hiking

This is an enjoyable walk through the woods while enjoying a nearby river. The trail is well maintained and has a view of several beautiful waterfalls. It is suitable for hikers of all skill levels although it should be noted that it is mostly a downward trek in followed by the majority of the hike’s elevation gain achieved on the way out. It can be a little confusing to find this trail as it shares the Owyhigh Lakes trailhead. You can continue on this trail much farther than we did since the Ohanapecash Trail actually goes 8.9 miles each direction. We went to Ohanapecash Falls so the out and back trip only amounted to 6.7 miles with about 1070 feet of elevation gain. Keep in mind that there is no trailhead toilet, parking is limited, and no pets or livestock are allowed here. Bikes are also prohibited.

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Angela Clarke
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Hiking

A nice, easy hike through a lovely forest with a couple of pretty waterfalls. Trail is in good condition.

Sharon Hahn
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This trail has so many beautiful waterfalls! It’s rated moderate which it may be in spring when there’s water to cross but in the summer I’d say this one is easy.

Richu Cha
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Easy!

Kelly Tower
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Walking

we stayed at the ohanapecosh campground and decided to go on this loop "hike" our first day there. very easy and I walked it in my tevas. the falls are very pretty. nice loop; easy and serene. not a lot of foot traffic when we were there.

Michael Plaskon
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Hiking

Hiked in late July. Nice easy hike with some good views.

Ian Zhang
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First to Review

This is great trail, the fall is just awesome!

Julie Craig
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Liliany Menjivar
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Cameron Ortega
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L Savoy
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Richard Swearingen
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Dave P.
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Torsten Regets
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Vicki Chavis
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David Keehn
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Lisa Scott
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Lisa Scott
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Kendra Powers
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Nick Powers
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