North Fork Skokomish River


Backpack - North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes

Overnight loop to popular Flapjack and White and Black Lakes

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 18.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,200 ft

9am-ish at Staircase Ranger Station

Hike at a slooowwww pace (we will stop for frequent breaks), and camp at the lake.

I have obtained the permit, the fee is $8/person. There is a bear wire in camp so bear cans are not required.  I have a little brochure on the location if anyone is interested.


North Fork Skokomish River

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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