Soda Peaks Lake Trail

Carson, Washington

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Hike through old-growth forest to the great views on the ridgeline near Soda Peaks. Then descend past beautiful Soda Peaks Lake to Trapper Creek in the bottom of a canyon. Early in the season snow may cover the portion of the route from the ridgeline down to Soda Peaks Lake. In June the last mile of the road leading to the trailhead may be snow-covered and impassable, adding an extra mile to the hike.
Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Washington's Mount Adams Country

by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike through old-growth forest to the great views on the ridgeline near Soda Peaks. Then descend past beautiful Soda Peaks Lake to Trapper Creek in the bottom of a canyon.

Early in the season snow may cover the portion of the route from the ridgeline down to Soda Peaks Lake. In June the last mile of the road leading to the trailhead may be snow-covered and impassable, adding an extra mile to the hike.

©  Fred Barstad/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Carson
Distance: 7.5
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: July through October
Trailhead Elevation: 3,500 feet
Top Elevation: 4,400 feet
Local Contacts: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Wind River Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Bare Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Soda Peaks Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/1/2012
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The location of the trail posted on the Topographic map is not correct. It is located in the Trapper Creek Wilderness. About 50 miles directly west of the posted position


7/3/2010
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Great access to the Trapper Creek Wilderness via forest roads outside of Carson. Steep, but short hike up the ridge before the descent to the lake. Lake is pristine with several camp sites surrounding it with views to Rainier, Helens, Adams. The day hike down to Trapper Creek is a heavy dayhike as the lake sits ~2000 ft above the creekbed. Worth the great views, old growth and isolated creek showing some evidence from early 1900s trapping and mining.



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