Gladys Divide Primitive Trail

HARD 7 reviews
#54 of 161 trails in

Gladys Divide Primitive Trail is a 16.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lilliwaup, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
16.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,675 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

rocky

no dogs

This is a primitive trail that heads east from FlapJack Lakes. It ascends between Mt. Gladys and Mt. Cruiser with a wonderful panoramic view of Hamma Hamma valley. You will need a backcountry permit.

1 month ago

So much fun! We camped at Flapjack Lakes, and day-hiked up to Gladys Divide and Mount Gladys. We took a few off-trail explorations and found ourselves in the rocky valley on the northwest side of Mount Gladys. VERY COOL in the late afternoon light. We could see the interior Olympics to the north and west, and I believe even Mt. Olympus. Had a blast. Rocky in parts, and lots of flies by the lakes. But awesome!

camping
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

An unforgettable experience. Definitely not an easy hike, but the divide is worth the elevation gain. Make sure to reserve camping in advance at Flapjack lakes or Donahue creek. We hiked up in the morning, made a base camp at Donahue creek, and hiked up to the divide in the evening followed by a morning hike up to black and white lakes the next morning.

hiking
Monday, April 29, 2013

Access Gladys Divide by way of Flapjack Lakes. The view of the Hamma Hamma valley is amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017