Experience Staircase This Fall

Ninety minutes from downtown Olympia, a wilderness destination sits patiently waiting for visitors. During the summer months, the Staircase Region of Olympic National Park see’s over a hundred thousand visitors. Yet, when the leaves become orange and the days grow shorter, the crowds stay away. It is during the fall months that Staircase becomes even more magical, transforming an already gorgeous region into an enchanted wonderland of beauty, wilderness and nature.

Enjoying Fall at Staircase in Olympic National Park isn’t so much a suggestion, as much as it is a requirement to be a true Pacific Northwest resident. There aren’t golden larches or valleys of deciduous trees. While there are a few maples in the area, dripping with moss and other lichens, the majority of fall experiences are truly authentic to the region. Huge trees shade raindrops, as slightly muddy trails weave through lush green forests covered with an eruption of mushrooms. In the high country, the mountains of the region stand out in stark contrast from the greens below, popping sharply with oranges and reds for as far as the eye can see.

For many, the thought of an awesome fall adventure is enough to get you drooling for adventure. Staring at your screen, you crave information on how to best see the Staircase Region. Luckily, there is an incredible way to get to know fall in Olympic National Park.

A simple trail leading to a fall wonderland at Staircase in Olympic National Park
A simple trail leading to a fall wonderland at Staircase in Olympic National Park

If you want to get an ebook of the wildly popular Definitive Guide to Olympic National Park and Peninsula, all you have to do is gives a little money.

It is that simple.

The book is over 430 pages of awesomeness, including 77 hikes of all levels and terrain. If you would rather, you amy also choose to receive the new Fall Guide to Olympic National Park, which specifically highlights fall activities, adventures and destinations around America’s 6th most-popular National Park. I can guarantee that if you have a pulse and love to get out and experience nature, you will enjoy yourself!

You can pick up a copy of the book from our online store.

Staircase is so close to the cities of Tacoma and Olympia, yet few take the time to visit this majestic region once summer ends. With camping year round, hiking for everyone from kids to mountaineers, and animal sightings of all shapes and sizes, missing out on Staircase this fall is a travesty.

Want a highlight of what Staircase has to offer? Give a glance at the seven highlights of the family-friendly Staircase Loop Trail. Not enough, check out our trips to Black and White Lakes and Gladys Divide, all at Staircase.

Looking upriver at the Great bend of the Skokomish River in Olympic National Park
Looking upriver at the Great bend of the Skokomish River in Olympic National Park

 

The view of the Skokomish River and Elk Creek from Staircase in Olympic National Park
The view of the Skokomish River and Elk Creek from Staircase in Olympic National Park

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