Staircase Rapids is an easy walk along a river in the Olympic National Park. A beautiful hike through old growth forest along the North Fork Skokomish River with a 200 foot elevation gain in one mile. It should be a loop trail along both sides of the river, but last Fall the bridge across the river was knocked loose.
Terry Love taking a break along the river
Is that a big cedar tree or what?
North Fork Skokomish River
Staircase Ranger Station.
Some of the forest along the North Fork Skokomish River
These things are green.
And the big cedar again.
Staircase Rapids in the Olympic National Forest
Looking West towards the Olympics from the summit of Mt Walke at Mt Constance.
June 5 2011