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.
This trail provides access to Trapper Creek Wilderness. Beautiful wildflowers and Bear Grass are abundant along the trail in season. The trail provides majestic views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. From Observation trail it is possible to asend Observation Peak the site of an old fire look out via Observation Peak Trail for expanded views of the area. This trail connects with the Trapper Creek Trail making a loop through the Wilderness possible.
At a Glance
Free self-issue Wilderness Permit Required. Permit available at trailhead.
To access Observation Trail #132 from the south, follow Trail #192 for 1 mile to the junction with Trail #132. From there, Observation Trail enters the Trapper Creek Wilderness and climbs steadily along the ridge through a second-growth Douglas-fir forest, gaining 2,600 feet in 5 miles as it nears Observation Peak summit. During this 5 mile section, the trail passes the junctions of Trail #195 (at 3 miles) and Trail #198 (at 4 miles). The trail leaves the wilderness and then passes Trails #132A and #192 (at 6 miles) and Trail #158 shortly thereafter. Observation Trail ends on Road 58. Features: Wildflowers, bear grass, and huckleberries. The rugged viewpoint at the northern end offers a majestic view of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens (behind the trees) on clear days.