Trapper Creek Wilderness Trail Vicinity Map. Trails include: Big Hollow Trail #158, Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail #209,
Dry Creek Trail #194, Observation Peak Trail #132A, Observation Trail #132, Rim Primitive Trail #202, Soda Peaks Lake Trail #133, Sunshine Primitive Trail #198, Trapper Creek Trail #192.1, and Trapper Creek Trail #192.2.
The 3.2 mile Big Hollow Trail begins on Forest Road 64 at Big Hollow Trailhead and climbs steadily to its terminus on Observation Trail #132 at the Trapper Creek Wilderness boundary. At 0.5 miles from the trailhead, it fords the swift Big Hollow Creek which can be two feet deep at the ford. Just past the ford it connects with Dry Creek Trail #194 which runs south. A second ford across a fork of Big Hollow Creek is located about 2.2 miles From Trailhead.
At a Glance
4/22/2016: Expect snow above 3,000 ft. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Wilderness permit required if entering Trapper Creek Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at trailhead.
From Carson, Washington, travel north on Wind River Highway to the Forest Boundary where it becomes Forest Road 30. Continue north on Forest Road 30 to the Fish Hatchery. Just past the Fish Hatchery, Forest Road 30 forms a V with Forest Road 3065. At this V stay to the right on Forest Road 30 and continue to Forest Road 64. Turn left on to Forest Road 64 and drive about 2 miles to the trailhead.
Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:
The trail begins on Trail #132 at Berry Camp, a small primitive campsite in the northern portion of the Wilderness, at the intersection with Trail #158. Dropping 400 feet in approximately 1 mile, the Big Hollow Trail #158 meets a fork of Hollow Creek that should be forded with care. Continuing downhill 2 miles, the trail intersects Trail #194. In June, a 2-foot water crossing through Big Hollow Creek provides a challenge for trail visitors, with a swift current, so proceed with caution! After the water crossing, the trail terminates in about 1/2 mile on Forest Road 64.