Hiked Soda Peaks Lake trail via Trapper Creek Trail. 10/7/19. 1 other vehicle at Trapper Creek Trailhead when I started at 5:45am. 9.81 miles with 2723ft elevation gain.
Bathroom at this TH. Big spacious parking lot. Road getting in has a few potholes, but is short. Has trash can. You must fill out a self issue permit for this wilderness. You need to have an America the Beautiful pass, or a Northwest Forrest pass, or pay a day use fee.
Would not recommend this hike for young children and this trail is not handicap accessible.
Trapper Creek is moderate hiking, when you get to the log at Soda Peaks trail it starts to climb (moderate to difficult hike). There are only a few spots where the trail flattens out a bit, trail does not stop climbing till a little before the lake.
I just hiked to the first two camp spots at the lake as there was rain in the forecast the day I went and I did not want to descend in the rain.
There are fallen trees on trail. Also Creek crossings that you can rock hop across this time of year.
Saw no one on the trails, but when I got back to my car there were two new cars in the lot.