Trapper Peak looms over the parking lot for Trapper Creek Trail (598). That sets the tone for the whole day's hike, as North Trapper on one side of the drainage, and a line of cliffs and needle-like peaks on the other, dominate this trail. The stream is not visible from the trailhead and seldom flows right beside the trail in the first few miles. However, it is never far away either, appearing every now and then and necessitating crossing four times in as many miles. These crossings are made on single logs or log jams, which are not official bridges but are more stable than many of those. There is an attractive, though not large, falls about two miles from the trailhead.
Look for wildflowers along this trail. Three members of the lily family grow in the damp areas of this drainage. The largest and most distictive is the Twisted Stalk, which grows two to four feet tall. False Soloman's Seal also grows in this area.
Length: 5.0 miles. Moderate difficulty. .Trail Begins: Forest Road 5628.Trail Ends: NW NE Section 22, T2N, R22W
Area Map: Bitterroot National Forest Visitors Map .USGS Map1: Burnt Ridge.USGS Map2: Trapper Peak.Township 2N; Range 21W; Section 17