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.
Great care should be taken when fording Big Hollow Creek 0.5 miles from the trailhead on Forest Road 64. This trail ends at the Wilderness Boundary and connects to Observation Trail. If entering the wilderness obtain your free permit at the Big Hollow Trailhead, Observation Peak Trailhead or Trapper Creek Trailhead.
There is a small parking lot at the trailhead on Forest Rd 64.
At a Glance
Trail is historically free of snow Mid-June to Late October.
Wilderness permit required if entering Trapper Creek Wilderness. Free self-issue Wilderness Permit available at 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.