Gladys Divide Primitive Trail
Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: primitive
General Elevation Trend: fairly steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Staircase Ranger Station. Permits are limited between May 1 and September 30 in this area. See Reservations.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 1.4 miles
Elevation Change: 3900 ft. to 5050 ft.
Best Season: July through October
Connecting Trails: North Fork Skokomish River Trail, Flapjack Lakes Trail
Stock: Closed to stock
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further damage.
Camping Regulations: Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile.
Fires: Campfires are not allowed in this area.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Secure your food, garbage and scented items from all wildlife 24 hours a day to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals! Bear canisters recommended in this area.
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.