Hike from Staircase along the North Fork of the Skokomish River, through dense and vibrant rainforest. With thick trees, ferns and mosses, you will be able to experience the ecology of Olympic National Park’s old-growth forest. The path winds next to the meandering river; dramatic rapids are seen and heard throughout the route, helping you to realize how powerful the Skokomish River is. Around two miles, you will reach an impressive suspension bridge crossing the river, this is a good turn-around point. Or, you can continue a bit further to "Shady Lane", where the old-growth forest seems thick with wisdom and mystery.
We recommend doing this hike with Wildland Trekking Company
—day hikes are all-inclusive, so all gear, lunch, snacks and a knowledgeable guide are provided. With a local and professional guide leading the way, you will learn all about the ecology and biology of this unique and diverse ecosystem.