CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes

CHS 2 graduation hike to Flapjack Lakes/Black & White Lakes

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft

Target start time from North Fork Skokomish trailhead is 8:00 a.m. sharp. Steve will be driving around from Star Lake P&R in Federal Way (I-5 south to exit 147, right at light, right at next light, right into P&R lot, look for green RAV4 with hatch open). Meet time 5:45 a.m. (Note that the drive-around is quicker than the ferry.) 

Camping is available first-come first-served at Staircase Campground within walking distance of the trailhead. http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Lodging available in Hoodsport and surround towns. http://www.explorehoodcanal.com/lodging_3.html

This hike is on the Hood Canal side of the Olympics near Hoodsport. Normally done as a three-day backpack, we'll feast on some of the best eye candy the Olympics has to offer as we hike the North Fork Skokomish River to Flapjack Lakes and Black & White Lakes! There are numerous water sources for filtering if you want to keep your pack weight down -- just please know how to operate your equipment to minimize waiting. Poles and over-the-ankle boots recommended for steep sections. 

Route/Place

North Fork Skokomish River & Flapjack Lakes



  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
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The Ten Essentials. Every trip, every time.

Map is Green Trails 167 Mt. Steel.

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