BLACK AND WHITE LAKES PRIMITIVE TRAIL...2.5 MILES
DIRECTIONS TO : STAIRCASE TRAILHEAD - MILEPOST 331
NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Staircase
RANGER STATION : Ranger station, pay phone, toilets, permit registration, water Stock Facilities: Overnight holding facility.
INFO ABOUT TRAIL :
CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS
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Flapjack Lakes lay side by side at treeline at the base of the interesting rock formations of the short Sawtooth Range. Climbing routes in the Sawtooths and cross-country routes take off from Gladys Divide. Nearby, Black and White Lakes were manganese mining camp locations before the area became a park. Beargrass in season and other flowers abound.
The Black and White way trail is a steep route from Big Log Camp to the Black and White Lakes. It is brushy at both ends but is in good shape in between. Hiking this trail in the uphill direction is not recommended.