Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake


Trapper Creek Wilderness Area Trail Map

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.

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This Trail Open to Hikers Only.

This 5.5 mile trail accesses the southwest corner of Trapper Creek Wilderness. Soda Peaks Lake, a glacial -carved cirque, is surrounded by conifers in a mountainous setting. The trail passes through forest and across loose rock to reach a saddle from which it switchbacks down to the lake. The trail then decesends steeply to join the Trapper Creek Trail near the southeast Wilderness boundary.

The trail begins at Soda Peaks Trailhead and climbs east into Trapper Creek Wilderness to a saddle. From the saddle, the trail switchbacks down to Soda Peaks Lake, which is in a glacial-carved cirque. The trail skirts the lake to the north and traverses the southern portion of the wilderness before fording Trapper Creek and intersecting with Trapper Creek Trail #192.  

A separate spur trail parallels Trapper Creek's west bank and terminates at Government Mineral Springs.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 11/20/2015: Expect snow above 2,000 ft. Trails are not maintained in the winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall thru late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District office for up-to-date information.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required.  Free self-issued permit available at trailhead.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply    
Closest Towns: Stabler, WA; Carson, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Trapper Creek Trailhead  
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Trapper Creek Trail #192.1 and Soda Peaks Trailhead on Forest Road 54 at upper end of Soda Peaks Lake Trail #133.



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