Trail #192.2 Trapper Creek

Area Status: Open

This section of trail Open to Hikers Only.

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.

Alert: This trail is within the Big Hollow Fire (2020) burned area. Hikers travel at their own risk. Please review safety tips for burned areas.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/26/2022: Trail is accessible and logged out. The Trapper Creek/ ObservationPeak loop is logged out and mostly snow free. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for current information (509) 395-3402.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit Required.  Free self-issued permits available at the trailhead.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply. Hiker only trail.
Closest Towns: Stabler, WA; Carson, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass required at Trapper Creek Trailhead. .
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


Trapper Creek Trailhead - Follow Trapper Creek Trail 192.1 for 1.2 miles to this section of Trapper Creek Trail.


Day Hiking


Leave No Trace. Pack out what you pack in.

Be aware that primitive trails are not maintained regularly, make sure to have a good map and carry the ten essentials.

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Plants

Old-growth forest is present in the lower elevations of Trapper Creek Trail.

Viewing Scenery

Trapper Creek Falls viewpoint offers a view of the breathtaking 100-foot cascade. The falls is divided by an oval-shaped pool nestled in the black rock face.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.8 miles

  Elevation : 
1300' - 3800'