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 4.8 mile trail is a continuation of Trapper Creek Trail #192.1 at 1.2 miles from the Trapper Creek Trailhead. After crossing a creek, it passes the junction with Soda Peaks Lake Trail #133. Trapper Creek Trail continues its climb through a second-growth forest and intersects with Big Slide Primitive Trail #195 and Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail #209 shortly beyond that. The trail continues, dropping down to Trapper Creek and then crosses Slump Creek. From there, the trail climbs up from the creeks, intersecting with the west junction of the Deer Cutoff Primitive Trail #209. A short distance beyond that, it passes the junction with Sunshine Primitive Trail #198. Still climbing, the trail reaches Cliff Creek viewpoint at 1,900' elevation. The trail keeps climbing and crosses Trapper Creek at 2,200' elevation. The steep climb after that crossing is rewarded by a view of Trapper Creek Falls. The trail crosses Trapper Creek again at 3,300 feet elevation, passes the junction with Rim Primitive Trail, and ends at the junction with Observation Trail #132 just outside the northern Wilderness boundary.
At a Glance
04/15/2015: Use caution when crossing bridge by Hidden Creek. Bridge is slippery.
Wilderness Permit Required. Free self-issued permits available at the trailhead.