Day Hike - Shady Lane & Staircase Rapids


Day Hike - Shady Lane & Staircase Rapids

An easy spring hike along the North Fork of the Skokomish River.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 150 ft
  • Pace: 1-2 mph (social pace)

We will meet at 8:30 AM at the start of the large bridge just past the ranger's station. For anyone wishing to carpool from the Martin Way Park & Ride in Lacey, details will be sent out the week prior.

You will need a National Park Pass for your vehicle.

Our goals are to have a good time, take pictures, and get a nice hike in while we are at it. Several stops to appreciate the beauty of the area are planned, so please sign up knowing that this will be more of a social outing than a workout.

This hike will happen rain or shine so be sure to check the forecast as we get closer.


Shady Lane & Staircase Rapids

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

A National Parks Pass is required for all vehicles.

The Ten Essentials

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