Staircase Rapids Nature Loop Trail Four Stream to North Fork

EASY 197 reviews
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Staircase Rapids Nature Loop Trail Four Stream to North Fork is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

washed out

no dogs

Short loop trail through forests and along a stream at the Staircase ranger station on Lake Cushman. Note: National Park Pass or entry fee of $25 per car required or $10 fee to walk in

hiking
17 days ago

Love this trail. Easy for kids with enough variety to keep everyone interested.

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

I went two days ago with some friends. The hike was great! It was a little muddy, but nothing too bad.

1 month ago

Great family hike

hiking
3 months ago

Not overly impressed by this easy hike. For a “popular” trail it was pretty poorly marked and it’s really just a short loop through the forest (the 2nd half is paved). The bridge is kind of cool from my engineering standpoint, but otherwise there are much better trails that offer better views in the area so I wouldn’t really recommend this one.

Really nice to do with kids!!!

4 months ago

Lovely, short, easy. Next to a river. Lush.

hiking
4 months ago

Great for kids! Just the right length and easy. Just North of the Lake Cushman campgrounds.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, easy, short trail. Lots of interesting trees and a cool bridge. Be sure to take the short detour to see Big Cedar Tree. It’s no longer standing but still awesome. Don’t forget to climb in the roots for a cool pic!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little hike, water is a clear blue, pretty area

5 months ago

It was breathtaking.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike that loops around the river. Cool bridge everyone takes pictures on. Worth the hike for a nice outdoor walk.

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy and short looped hike with options to keep going. Beautiful moss covered trees and crystal clear water!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy and great hike. There is roughly 2 miles of gravel so be careful when driving down the road. Easy to find trailhead and not very crowded for Labor Day. Views in every direction along the way.

5 months ago

My favorite place in the Olympics. I've hiked this trail plenty of times at every season. To me is the perfect show case of the Olympics for family and friends to see. Easy and scenic . I've taken all sorts of people through the loop. On a warm day, you can jump off the rocks. The water is cold but crystal clear. Make sure to take the little detours to appreciate it's beauty!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with great old growth forest. Hiked in reverse and enjoyed the best canyon view at the end of the hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views of the water and easy enough for my three-year-old to walk on his own. Great for family time.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy and absolutely gorgeous hike through old growth beside a glacial river.

5 months ago

Family friendly hike. Good enough for my nephews and nieces who the ages 9 to 12.

6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! The walk was wonderful and doing it counterclockwise meant we saved the best canyons views for last.

hiking
6 months ago

Perfect hike for finding swimming holes!

Did this with my 8-year old granddaughter and son and we all had lots of fun!!

6 months ago

Have been coming for years.

6 months ago

Nice hike. Make sure if you are going clockwise that you take the time to walk out to view the river when there are lookouts. If you wait to get to the bridge you'll miss the rapids!

6 months ago

Nice family friendly hike-

6 months ago

It was easy hike. Love the river. Will definitely go back.

hiking
7 months ago

Excellent trail for the whole family. The river is the star of this show.

7 months ago

Beautiful huge trees and turquoise water...

hiking
7 months ago

Such a beautiful trail!!! Would love to go back someday.

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy trail and good start into the hiking season. Bring good bug spray because horseflies, bees and nats are present plenty. Lots of shade with spots to veer off and get close to the river. Pretty views and beautiful waterfalls.

7 months ago

Easy hike along a turquoise blue river through a quiet forest.

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