Trapp Mtn, is just another unexciting bump located in the Sooke hills. However, it was a good opportunity to test out riding the dirt bike for the approach then putting on the runners for a hike. (this is supposedly what I bought the bike for in the first place!).
Access: I gained access to the logging roads from the gate off Clarke Road, off Otter point place. The gate was unlocked. The ATV routes around the gate have been freshly ditched. You can slide your bike under the gate though. Glad I went on a Sunday, there was active logging in a number of areas along the way.
Ride Time: about 4hrs round trip from the gate at Clarke Rd. 45 mins on the Dirt Bike to get to the trail head; couple hours to go up and down the mountain.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate dirt bike ride – Logging road approach, and then a bunch of bumping around on an old rocky forest service road. Easy hike up an overgrown old road to the col, then up a trail – a little bit of hands on. No cliffs or anything like that.
Now if you are a good trials rider, you will probably find the overgrown road up to the trail a snap. If you are a real good trials rider you mike the challenge of the actual hiking trail to the summit. I am neither, so I just hiked those parts.
GPS File: Trapp Mtn.gpx