Jun 15, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Perry Creek
- Region: North Cascades -- Mountain Loop Highway
- Agency: Mount Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest, Darrington Ranger District
- Trails: Perry Creek (#711)
- Avg Rating: 3.88
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
- Snow on trail
The first part of the trail leaves from the large remodeled Mt Dickerman parking lot. When we arrived there were possibly 6 or 7 cars in the Dickerman end of the lot and none at the Perry Creek end. (Both ends of the large lot have pretty nice outhouses.)
The first part of the trail is through old growth forest and in itself would make a great easy family hike. Eventually it connects to the old Perry Creek Trail which is a gravel road at that point. Soon the road ends and trail begins again. Toward the steep end of the trail there were a few places to cross slide snow. We had no problems without snowshoes or other ice equipment. Just boots and poles, but one part required some care and a slip could have been bad. Today we only encountered one other hiker on the trail.
The upper end of the trail and creek at the end are pleasing to the eye. The flowers in the slide areas are just beginning to pop and not too many bugs yet. Everything was fresh and green creating an ideal spring hike.