Trapper Creek Wilderness protects nearly all of the Trapper Creek drainage and provides the only pristine anadromous fish habitat in the Wind River watershed. Sparkling streams and waterfalls grace steeply dissected canyons of heavy timber. Spotted owls, pileated woodpeckers and goshawks enjoy the tall, old-growth Douglas-fir forests that comprise the heart of this wilderness. Approximately 24 miles of trail offer access to this wilderness, and approximately half of these trails are primitive trails that are maintained to a lesser standard and can be challenging to follow.
Leave No Trace
How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Trapper Creek Wilderness.
Digital and paper maps are critical tools for wilderness visitors. Online maps can help you plan and prepare for your visit ahead of time. You can also carry digital maps with you on your GPS unit or other handheld GPS device. Having a paper map with you in the backcountry, as well as solid orienteering skills, however, ensures that you can still route-find in the event that your electronic device fails.
Motorized equipment and equipment used for mechanical transport is generally prohibited in all wilderness areas.
This includes the use of motor vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, portage wheels, and the landing of aircraft including helicopters.
Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 - Public law 98-339 (7/3/1984) To designate certain National Forest System lands in the State of Washington for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.