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Long and steep, Flapjack Lakes is the perfect destination for great views in the Olympic Wilderness.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.1

KM

Point to Point

3,840' 1,171 m

High

1,473' 449 m

Low

2,423' 738 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

78%

Max Grade (38°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Upper reaches of trail are snowbound in winter. Avalanche dangers exist, winter navigation skills required.

Description

Flapjack Lakes are smallish lakes, but are gorgeous, and are well worth the effort to reach them. Once you reach the lakes, the little-talked about Sawtooth Range of the Olympics can be seen. The views, during the right lighting and seasons can be breathtaking. If you are lucky, the wind will be calm, the bugs will be low, and you'll be able to see a perfect reflection of these seasonally-popular lakes. There is also a pretty rad waterfall near the lakes!

The trail itself has a few moderate climbs, but overall is quite pleasant. Starting from the intersection with the North Fork Skokomish River Trail, this trail continues to gain elevation and trend generally in a northeast direction, until it comes to its end at the Flapjack Lakes, and the Gladys Divide Trail and Smith Lake Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Doug Scott with improvements by Maura Treaccar

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Photos

Donahue Creek Falls on the way to Flapjack Lakes in Olympic National Park
Jan 7, 2016 near Seabeck, WA
Starting the switchbacks on the Flapjacks Lakes trail
Dec 18, 2015 near Seabeck, WA
Setting up camp at lower Flapjacks Lake while hiking the Gladys Divide Trail.
Dec 18, 2015 near Seabeck, WA
Looking at Upper Flapjack Lakes and the Gladys Divide from the Gladys Divide Trail.
Dec 18, 2015 near Seabeck, WA
Donahue Creek Falls.
Jun 18, 2016 near Seabeck, WA
The trees are BIG out here...
Jun 18, 2016 near Seabeck, WA

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Jun 3, 2020
Tim Bayer
We did this trail with 5 adults. This is an incredible trail with fantastic ridge views. I'd take our family on the first half and camp along the way. 16mi
Jun 30, 2018
Samuel Peckham
Up to Flapjack lakes from Cushman lake. The trail had some downed trees the last mile leading up to the lake but otherwise a beautiful trail. 15.8mi
Aug 30, 2015
Heather Boetto

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