Trapper Peak

Elevation: 7,892 ft
Prominence: 272

Trapper Peak viewed from FS-538.

This peak is not in the book.


Trapper Peak is located north of Monument Peak. It is a cone shaped summit which can be reached after a bumpy drive and a short hike.

Trapper Peak viewed from FS-538.

Trapper Peak viewed from FS-538.

Access

Roads of varying quality lead all the way to the base of Trapper Peak. The peak can be reached from I-84 at Exit 182 or from Oakley, Idaho. [(A)(1j or (B)(1) at page 347] Google Maps works well when you are approaching from the freeway. Just search for Trapper Peak, Cassia County. This approach starts on the Rock Creek Road, FS-515 which is paved until just past the Magic Mountain Ski Area. The unpaved road is improved and although bumpy in places, passable when dry to passenger cars with good clearance until it reaches FS-2197 in 6.3 miles from the ski resort.

A 4WD is necessary to drive FS-2197 from FS-538. The road is particularly bad on the north side of Point 7801. It is 1.6 miles to the start of the hike up the peak.

Western Slopes, Class 1+

Park at 1.6 miles at a junction. Walk down hill a short distance where an overgrown path leads north through the trees. Follow this path through the trees to the open ridge beyond. Turn right on an over grown track that leads east and up to the summit. It is 0.4 miles with 285 feet of elevation gain from the parking spot to the summit.

The road approach from FS-538 is shown in pink and the hike in black.

The road approach from FS-538 is shown in pink and the hike in black.

Trapper Peak’s west face. The seldom used ATV track to the summit is visible.

Trapper Peak’s west face. The seldom used ATV track to the summit is visible.

Jon Fredland topping out.

Jon Fredland topping out.

USGS Trapper Peak

Climber Trip Reports

Mountain Range: South Hills Mountains

Year Climbed: 2018

Longitude: -114.20889   Latitude: 42.15239

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