Trapper Creek Wilderness Professional Review and Guide
"This is almost a secret hike. Most people have never heard of it, but everybody who goes there loves it. It’s quiet and woodsy, with lots of creeks, two waterfalls, great campsites, and—if you want to gain some elevation—a great view from Observation Peak.
It's hard to say why so few people have heard of Trapper Creek. It's just over an hour from Portland, it's loaded with trails, and it couldn't be any prettier. If you're a fan of the forest, and especially if you don't mind climbing, this is the place to be. One section of the wilderness was actually set aside in the 1950s as a research area for old-growth pacific silver firs. And up on the ridge, there are huckleberries—the big, blue, juicy kind—everywhere."