It's been a while since I hiked in the Silver Creek and Trapper Creek areas. I think I'll do a few hikes over there in the next 3-4 weeks. Suggestions are welcome.
For this week I want to do the Trapper Creek Loop which includes Observation Peak. It's a nice little 13 mile loop with a beautiful view at the top, should the weather hold. It's calling for rain when I'm posting this on Monday but much can change in a few days.
Distance: 13.3 miles
Elevation gain: 2,600 feet
Difficulty: I'm calling it difficult due to the distance but really it's more of a moderate hike.
Bring: 10 essentials- particularly a head lamp, just in case. Non cotton clothing, snacks, food and water.
Time on trail: Six hours, car to car? Not much elevation gain, so we can keep a pretty decent pace.
Distance from Portland: 120 miles RT, $12 for gas
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