Find
Map
Post
Find
MAP
A to Z
Post
forumHAZ Forum messages my stuff
notifications my cmntsmy comments
username
X
password
register help
Observation Trail #132, WA
details
drive
permit
forecast
route
stats
0
photos
1
triplog
0
topics
nearby
This trail provides access to Trapper Creek Wilderness. Beautiful wildflowers and Bear Grass are abundant along the trail in season. The trail provides majestic views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. From Observation trail it is possible to ascend Observation Peak the site of an old fire look out via Observation Peak Trail for expanded views of the area. This trail connects with the Trapper Creek Trail making a loop through the Wilderness possible.

To access Observation Trail #132 from the south, follow Trapper Creek Trail #192 from Trapper Creek Trailhead 1 mile to the junction with Trail #132. From there, Observation Trail enters the Trapper Creek Wilderness and climbs steadily along the ridge through a second-growth Douglas-fir forest, gaining 2,600 feet in 5 miles as it nears Observation Peak summit. During this 5 mile section, the trail passes the junctions of Big Slide Primitive Trail #195 (at 3 miles) and Sunshine Primitive Trail #198 (at 4 miles). The trail leaves the wilderness and then passes Observation Peak Trails #132A and Trapper Creek #192 (at 6 miles) and Big Hollow Trail #158 shortly thereafter. Observation Trail #132 ends on Road 58 at Observation Peak Trailhead.


Features on this trail include wildflowers, bear grass, and huckleberries. The rugged viewpoint at the northern end offers a majestic view of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens (behind the trees) on clear days.
Description 1 Triplog  0 Topics
RatedFavorite  
Wish List
 Region
 
0
0
 Volcano, WA
Statistics
clicktap icons for details
Difficulty ?
Route Finding ?
Distance One Way 7.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,547 feet
Elevation Gain -2,250 feet
Accumulated Gain 633 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.31
Interest Seasonal Creek & Peak
Author Unregistered
Descriptions 4,500
Routes 0
Photos 0
Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
Age ?
Location
Photos
Post the 1st photoset!
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Radar
Wilderness Trapper Creek
Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Sun  7:41am - 4:23pm
Route Scout
import queue
Official Route
 
Alternative Routes
 
Water
Nearby Area Water
Observation Peak Trail #132A
1.7 mi away
0.5 mi
393 ft
Shortcut Trail #132B
1.8 mi away
0.3 mi
210 ft
Lava Butte Trail
5.0 mi away
2.5 mi
1,100 ft
Upper Falls Creek Trail
5.3 mi away
5.0 mi
1,100 ft
Observation Peak Trail
5.3 mi away
5.0 mi
600 ft
Lower Falls Creek Trail
5.3 mi away
5.0 mi
800 ft
[ View More! ]

This trail provides access to Trapper Creek Wilderness. Beautiful wildflowers and Bear Grass are abundant along the trail in season. The trail provides majestic views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens. From Observation trail it is possible to ascend Observation Peak the site of an old fire look out via Observation Peak Trail for expanded views of the area. This trail connects with the Trapper Creek Trail making a loop through the Wilderness possible.

To access Observation Trail #132 from the south, follow Trapper Creek Trail #192 from Trapper Creek Trailhead 1 mile to the junction with Trail #132. From there, Observation Trail enters the Trapper Creek Wilderness and climbs steadily along the ridge through a second-growth Douglas-fir forest, gaining 2,600 feet in 5 miles as it nears Observation Peak summit. During this 5 mile section, the trail passes the junctions of Big Slide Primitive Trail #195 (at 3 miles) and Sunshine Primitive Trail #198 (at 4 miles). The trail leaves the wilderness and then passes Observation Peak Trails #132A and Trapper Creek #192 (at 6 miles) and Big Hollow Trail #158 shortly thereafter. Observation Trail #132 ends on Road 58 at Observation Peak Trailhead.


Features on this trail include wildflowers, bear grass, and huckleberries. The rugged viewpoint at the northern end offers a majestic view of Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mount St. Helens (behind the trees) on clear days.

-
  • FS Map

One-Way Notice: This hike is listed as One-Way. When you hike several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
no fees or permits reported

if incorrect tell us about it

Gifford Pinchot Forest
more info


Directions
Map Drive
or
Road
FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

To hike
page created by keepmoving on May 23 2017 10:29 pm
About
FAQ
contact
Shop
© 2017 HAZ

In Season hikes at...
White Tank Regional Park Trails