9/11/2009 (4:30 PM)  -  9/13/2009
Olympic National Park
Flapjack Lakes Trail

General Location: 16 miles northwest of Hoodsport, WA in Staircase area.

Trailhead:Staircase Trailhead

Notices: Camping permits are limited between May 1 and September 30th. Call (360)565-3100 for reservations.


Description
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 just below tree line at the base of the interesting rock formations of the 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


Trail Condition Reports

Camping Information
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 and in the Black & White Lakes area due to lack of good trees for hanging food.
Campsite Locations: 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.


Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in designated sites only at Flapjack Lakes
Campfires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are not allowed at Flapjack Lakes and other areas 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.
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