Hike a mile through big cedar and Douglas fir trees with occasional glimpses of Big Four rising dramatically across the South Fork Stillaguamish river valley. Continue on the old roadway for 0.25 miles to the old trailhead, entering a stand of second-growth hemlock. Once you break out of the trees, the trail is rocky but well defined. Climb continuously, but not steeply, through timber and open talus slopes covered with an outstanding assortment of ferns in a rich botanical area.
Views of the many waterfalls across the valley are spectacular. The falls, at 2.9 miles, provide a picnic and resting spot. From here pass through old-growth forest for another 1.7 miles until you reach the first meadow. The trail continues through the meadows, which provide experienced mountain climbers access to 6,005-foot Mt. Forgotten. The views from the meadows are spectacular: north to Mt. Baker, east to Glacier Peak and south to Mt Rainier.
WTA hiking guide - trip reports
At a Glance
Perry Creek was recently established as a Research Natural Area because of the unique plant communities and an especially large array of uncommon plants. For this reason, overnight camping and campfires are not recommended. Hikers are asked to remain on established trails.
Granite Falls, Washington
A federal recreation pass may be used as a form of fee payment at Dickerman Mountain/Perry Creek Trailhead.
Check current conditions or call Darrington Ranger District office at 360-436-1155 or Verlot Public Service Center at 360-691-7791.
From the Verlot Public Service Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls, WA), travel east on the Mt. Loop Highway for 16.6 miles. Turn left (north) into the parking area. The trailhead is located at the west side of the parking lot, opposite Mt. Dickerman trailhead.
Darrington Ranger District
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