Black and White Lakes primitive Trail


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine forest and meadow
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: moderate
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required - Obtain at Hoodsport Ranger Station, the Staircase Ranger Station or the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation Change: 3500 ft. to 4400 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October
Connecting Trails: North Fork Skokomish Trail, Flapjack Lakes Trail
Stock: Closed to stock

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further damage/
Camping regulations: Camp on pre-existing bare ground sites only. Vegetation is very fragile .

Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Secure food, garbage and scented items from bears and other wildlife 24 hours a day. When bear obtain human food, they become habituated to camping areas and often become aggressive towards people. They may also damage packs or tents to get at food or other smelly items. Do not feed any wild animals! Bear canisters are recommended in this area.

Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.

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