This peak is a mostly an uphill slog, with approximately 4000 ft of elevation gain over about 5 miles. The last half mile or so is a boulder scramble. The summit offers spectacular views of the surrounding Bitterroot Mountains. This is a climb that anyone can do - no technical experience necessary. The summit can be a little unnerving for those who are not accustomed to exposure.
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Missoula|
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Trapper Peak.
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- Log #21515 - by darshan Mayginnes on Nov 18, 2008This climb I have done many times as I had a cabin in the Bitterroot Valley many years ago and used this as a traing climb. The views from this summit are of the whole Bitterroot Range and beyond....
- Log #20985 - by Cat on Aug 28, 2007Weather started out beautiful, with an inversion holding the forest fire smoke at bay. The smoke followed us up as the day progressed, but we still had some spectacular views from the top. This was...