Day Hike - Four Stream & Staircase Rapids Loop


Day Hike - Four Stream & Staircase Rapids Loop

***A WELCOME TO HIKING HIKE*** These will be winter hikes sponsored by Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee for those who are new to hiking or want to restart hiking. They will be at a slow pace so all can complete!

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 342 ft
  • Pace: 1 - 2 mph

Staircase Rapids parking area. Meeting time 8:45am begin hiking at 9:00am

***Welcome to Hiking Series*** 
Get yourself out and on the trails during the offseason by joining the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee on a series of easy to moderate fall and winter hikes that are focused on beginners. Learn tips, tricks, and strategies from our experienced hike leaders that will help increase your confidence to get outside and enjoy yourself. Hikes will range from 4 to 6 miles in length and will be led at a slower pace that is perfect for beginning hikers. These trips will run from November 2023 through March 2024. 

All of these hikes are Leader's Permission Required so that once you notify the leader of your interest we can send you a handout of what you will need to be prepared for the hike itself!  

AS WITH ALL WINTER ACTIVITIES:  This hike may be cancelled or changed at short notice due to weather.

Enjoy a hike this first weekend in December. We will follow the lovely North Fork Skokomish River and take the Four Stream trail as far as safely possible. Then we will hike back down to the beautiful bridge crossing over the North Fork Skokomish River and follow the Nature Trail back to the parking lot. Be prepared for some mud, bring your poles, dress in layers, and bring a warm beverage to enjoy at the end of our hike.


North Fork Skokomish River

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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