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Flapjack Lakes
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Flapjack Lakes
Flapjack Lakes is one of the most visited destinations in Olympic National Park. The Park Service has actually instituted a permit system limiting the number of overnight campers here. Flapjack Lakes are easily accessible and makes a fun trip for the whole family. The trail follows North Fork Skokomish Trail for 3.5 miles before encountering Flapjack Lake Trail. The trail slowly climbs along Donahue Creek through a forest of large trees. The trail forks after seven miles, the left fork heads to Black and White Lakes while the right path leads on to the two lakes.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Lake 16 mi 2 / 5 7.5 / 10 3200 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, west 9 miles on Lake Cushman Road to Forest Service Road 24. Turn left and drive 6.5 miles to Staircase Ranger Station and the trailhead.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #167 Mount Steel
#167 Mount Steel
USGS Mount Skokomish
Mount Skokomish
USGS Mount Olson
Mount Olson
Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Permits
National Parks Pass
National Parks Pass
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