Trapper Creek Loop

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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  • jeremiah

    I give the weather 1 star, but 5 for the group, so it averages a 3. :)

    November 14, 2013

  • Juergen

    Hmm, no one even took one picture the entire day. That shows how bad the weather was. Over all, it was a great hike though.

    November 4, 2013

  • peter g.

    Good group and a good tough hike in some challenging but beautiful conditions. Would definitely do it again. See you guys again once our newest family member is born.

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Magnus

    Great hike if you like wet, cold and windy. I got the stats from NWhiker and they were off by 4+ miles and almost 1,000 feet vertical so it turned out to be a bit more of a hike then we thought. I don't mind the weather so I had a great time. Looks like more of the same next weekend.

    November 4, 2013

  • Janice A.

    well it was an interesting hike.....did not like the rain. But I guess if I had to be freezing my butt off I'm glad it was with this group :) You all made it fun. Thanks Magnus.

    November 2, 2013

  • Cindy

    Sorry, had something come up, have a great hike!

    October 29, 2013

  • Mitul S

    Hopefully no bushwhacking :). I am fine with wet weather.

    October 28, 2013

    • Janice A.

      Not sure. Magnus made us bushwack for an hour last hike :)

      October 28, 2013

  • Janice A.

    I don't think St. Helens is going to happen so better play it smart and not try to summit a mountain with a storm coming :)

    October 28, 2013

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