Trapper Peak Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Darby, MT that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
First mile is the hardest!
Difficult trail but the views are worth it! Make sure you are in hiking shape!
Easy to get lost in the trail and cold at the top even in July. Pack layers and be prepared to do light rock climbing. Great view from the top and a lovely hike.
Skip the main trail and do the trail that takes you by the 3 lakes, starting with Baker Lake. Much more fun!
Beautiful. Stunning overlooks, wonderful photo opportunities. Bring binoculars, wonderful eagle viewing! Wear very comfortable hiking boots and bring plenty of water. Incline going up was a bit tiring (ok we were panting haha). Well worth it. Would recommend completing without snow, a few iffy moments last week... Lots of slipping a sliding :)
I wanted to add that the elevation gain going up to the top of trapper is something that one needs to be cautious about. Once ontop spend some time to adjust the air is thin at over 10,000 feet. It is a 12 hour day no doubt about it, goingback down is hard on the knees I would rrecommend wrapping your knees even the best knees will have a severe test
I made the walk to trapper peak saturday right from the trail head the trail starts to climb. It gets no easier the father you go. It is not for beginners or hikers that are not iin physical shape. Towards the top the trail gets very steep and long though the white pine area. Across the snow field the wind blows hard. The view is well woth the walk. The boulder field is where one needs to be very careful one slip and dangerous resulsccan happen. So my advice be in shape carry lots of liguid energy food andacwalking stick. This comes in keeping your balance. So have fun its gods window
Very steep, but diverse trail. Amazing just above the treeline...there were still snow fields in July! The final climb is along an incredible drop-off (a couple 1000 ft at least) and finally the summit has awe-inspiring views. One of my favorite trails to this day and very obtainable by novice hikers. If you're in the area, DO NOT MISS this one.
The views are incredible! Worth the hard climb!
Imagine doing a stair climber for 3 hours at 10,000 ft elevation. Great views from the top though
Capped off a two week stay in MT with this hike. Took the standard route starting around mid-morning. Steep hiking up to the tree line then it opens up with some amazing panoramic views of the Bitterroot Mountains. Was told that this was a busy trail but only ran into a few hikers on the way.
This was my first 10k footer and worth every moment.