The United States Congress designated the Trapper Creek Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 5,963 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Washington
and is managed by the Forest Service.
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.