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Trappers Lake General Forest Area

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Trappers General Forest area offers accessibility to a wide variety of trails, lakes, campgrounds, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities within the Flat Tops Wilderness of the White River National Forest. This area is very popular in the summer. Though this area offers many popular trails and campgrounds, it is most well know for the scenic beauty of Trappers Lake. Other well traveled areas include Big Fish, Mirror, Chinese Wall and Himes Peak.

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Camping Area campgrounds and dispersed wilderness camping.
ICON Fishing
ICON Forest Areas Trappers Lake General Forest Area
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding
ICON Hunting
ICON Viewing Scenery Trappers Lake

Related Activities
Big Fish Lake - Big Fish Lake offers Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout fishing.

Chinese Wall Trail - This trail begins near Ripple Creek Pass and leads into the Flat Tops Wilderness. The trail provides panoramic views of the White River and Williams Fork drainages and the Flat Tops Plateau.

Himes Peak Campground - The Himes Peak Campground is located 47 miles east of Meeker, along the North Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 9,500 feet.

Himes Peak Trail - This trail begins just west of Trappers Lake at the Wall Lake Trailhead. It leads past Himes Peak and can link to the Big Fish Lake Trail, the Oyster Lake Trail and the Wall Lake Trail.

Lake of the Woods - The Lake of the Woods offers fishing for Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, and Rainbow Trout.

Lake of the Woods Trail - This is a short trail which provides access to the Lake of the Woods, located several miles north of Trappers Lake.

Lily Pond Trail - This trail leads from Forest Road 8 to Lily Pond Park. It links to the Chinese Wall Trail or to Picket Pin Creek Trail which loops back to Trappers Lake Road.

Mirror Lake - Mirror Lake offers Brook Trout fishing.

Mirror Lake Trail - The Mirror Lake Trail leads from the Trappers Lake Road, up Mirror Creek to Shamrock Lake, then on to Mirror Lake. It intersects the Big Ridge Trail before reaching Mirror Lake.

Picket Pin Trail - The Picket Pin Trail begins off the Trappers Lake Road. It follows Picket Pin Creek for two miles before angling cross country to enter the east end of Picket Pin Park.

Rainbow Lake - Rainbow offers Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout fishing.

Skinny Fish Lake - Skinny Fish Lake covers 29 surface acres and offers Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout fishing.

Skinny Fish- McGinnis Trail - Skinny Fish-McGinnis Trail leads from the Trappers Lake Road,up Skinny Fish Creek past the Lost Lakes trail head and eventually forks to either Skinny Fish Lake or McGinnis Lake.

Snell Creek Trail - The Snell Creek Trail connects County Road 8 with the Pagoda Lake Trail 5.5 miles to the north. It is open to motorcycle use.

Trappers Lake - Trappers Lake offers Cutthroat and Brook Trout fishing.

Trappers Lake Campground - Trappers Lake is located 50 miles east of Meeker. There are four campgrounds available in the Trappers Lake area: Bucks, Trapline, Cutthroat and Shepherds Rim. All four are described here.

Trappers Lake Trail - This trail leads from south of Trappers Lake, up Fraser Creek and up onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It continues across the Flat Tops Wilderness to Indian Camp Pass, north of Deep Lake.

Wall Lake - Wall Lake offers Brook Trout fishing.

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