Perry Creek Trail

Darrington Ranger District

This work party starts at 8:30AM
Tue, Jul 30, 2013

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Working on the Perry Creek Trail

North Cascades off the Mountain Loop Hwy. This trail area is famed for its botanical richness, a waterfall, alpine meadows, views of the impressive wall of Big Four Mountain and the white volcano of Glacier Peak. We will be working on the annual maintenance of the first few miles of the trail. Work will include tread work, drainage, brushing and any other fun projects we find.

This trail is 4.8 miles one-way and is considered a moderate hike. The trail to Perry Creek Falls is rocky but well-defined. It climbs continuously but not steeply through timber and open talus slopes. This trail area is famed for its botanical richness, a waterfall, alpine meadows, views of the impressive wall of Big Four Mountain and the white volcano of Glacier Peak. An easy pace for the first three miles to Perry Creek Falls, the falls is a good place to eat lunch and even has its own outhouse, no less. After another 1.6 miles, the trail leaves the forest and enters the first of many expanses of meadow. Most folks stop here and take a nap before heading back down. But the more determined will continue, following the increasingly narrow trail to the top of Mt. Forgotten at an elevation of 6005 feet, a 3100 foot elevation gain.

Driving directions:
From the Seattle area drive north on I-5 to Everett and take exit 194 onto US 2. Drive 2 miles east on US 2 to Highway 204, which exits to the left (north). Follow Highway 204 to Highway 9. Turn left (north) on Highway 9 and follow it just beyond Lake Stevens to Highway 92. Turn right and follow Highway 92 eight miles to Granite Falls. At the end of town, turn left (north) on the Mountain Loop Highway and continue approximately 12 miles to Verlot. From the Verlot Public Service Center continue east on the Mountain Loop Highway for about 16 miles to the Mount Dickerman/Perry Creek trailhead on the left (north) side of the highway. (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 2.15 hours.)

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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head


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