General Location: 16 miles northwest of Hoodsport, WA in Staircase area.
Trailhead: Staircase Trailhead
Ecosystem type: Montane forest, subalpine lake basin
Trail tread types: Well-maintained
General elevation trend: Moderate
River crossings: None
Unique features: Flapjack Lakes lay side by side at tree line at the base of the interesting rock formations of the short Sawtooth Range. Wildflowers
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 7.5 miles
Elevation change: 785 feet to 3,900 feet
Best Season: Late June through September
North Fork Skokomish Trail
Flapjack Lakes Trail
Permits/Reservations: Camping is limited between May 1 and September 30. Obtain permits by phone at the WIC in Port Angeles or in person at Staircase Ranger Station during business hours. 50% of campsites can be reserved, no more than 30 days in advance. Contact the WIC.
Food Storage Method: Community bear wires are available at Flapjack Lakes. Bear canisters are recommended above Flapjack Lakes.
Location and sites: Flapjack Lakes
Toilet Facilities: There are pit toilets at Flapjack Lakes. In other areas bury waste 6-8" and 200 ft from campsites and water sources. Pack out your toilet paper.
Water Source: Flapjack Lakes and various streams below - Always boil, filter or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent Giardia.
Stock: Stock are prohibited on Flapjack Lakes Trail.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations.
Camping: Camp in designated sites only at Flapjack Lakes
Fires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day.
Safety: Snow hazards may exist. Check current conditions.