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Trapper Creek Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The beginning of the Trapper Creek Trail (bobcat)
Trapper Creek Trail near the trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Sign in at the Wilderness Permit box at the trailhead
  • Northwest Forest Pass (or America the Beautiful Pass) required
  • $2 toll each way at the Bridge of the Gods

Driving Directions

Drive I-84 east and take Exit 44 for Cascade Locks and the Bridge of the Gods. After exiting, follow the road 0.4 miles and make a right for the Bridge of the Gods and Stevenson.

Follow this road round for 0.7 miles to cross the bridge ($2 toll) and reach Washington Highway 14.

Turn right here for Stevenson and Kennewick. Drive 5.9 miles, and turn left at a roundabout onto the Wind River Road for Carson and the Wind River Recreation Area.

Drive 14.5 miles, passing through Carson, to a junction where the Wind River Road makes a sharp right.

Keep straight here on Mineral Springs Road for 0.4 miles, then turn right onto gravel FR 5401 for the Trapper Creek Wilderness Trailhead.

It’s another 0.5 miles to the trailhead parking area.

Alternatives to Driving

On weekends from the beginning of May to mid-October, Gorge WET (West End Transit) runs a bus between Fisher's Landing Transit Center (Vancouver), Stevenson, and Carson that stops at the Dog Mountain Trailhead twice a day.

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Oregon Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.

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