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.

Lodging available in Hoodsport and surround towns.

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. 


North Fork Skokomish River

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Map is Green Trails 167 Mt. Steel.

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