Trail #133 Soda Peaks Lake


Area Status: Closed

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: 12/22/2022: Trail is inaccessible due to wintery conditions. There are two trailheads. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509)395-3402.
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

Directions:

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


Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
See activity description under Backpacking.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

The trail begins at Road 54 and climbs 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 Trail #192.  A seperate spur parallels Trapper Creek's west bank and terminates at Government Mineral Springs.

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.5 miles

  Elevation : 
1400' - 4200'