Whether or not you consider yourself a hiker, we can all admit that hiking in Washington is a pretty pleasant experience. Our state’s diverse scenery is simply second to none. Plus, we have plenty of beginner-friendly trails that even a novice nature lover can appreciate.
Olympic National Park’s Staircase Rapids Loop Trail is a perfect trail for beginners and pros alike. And although it’s a popular hike for those who are in the know, it’s not as well-known as some of the park’s most easily accessible spots, like Hurricane Ridge. But this adventure is so breathtaking, you won’t mind sharing the experience with a few other hikers if need be.
If you’re planning a visit to this incredible national park, there’s no better time to visit than during National Park Week. Learn all about this celebration of America’s great outdoors — including fee-free days throughout the year!