Northwest Hiking Trails

Mt. Dickerman, Mt. Loop Highway

Trip report by Sateev

Truly one of the great hikes within two hours of Seattle. This was the earliest that I'd done this hike (June 6) and there was still lots of snow. I would recommend gaiters, an ice axe or at least trekking poles, but plenty of people go up with neither.

Fine old (unprotected) forest for the first two miles then snowed-in alpine meadows for the last two. Snow line was at about 4,000 feet. Kick stepping up in the bright sun and sweating like hell then cooled by a stiff breeze at the top.

Ah, the views. Pilchuck, 3 Fingers, Whitehorse, Baker, Shuksan, the distant Pickets, White Chuck, Pugh, Dome and Spire in the distance, mighty Glacier Peak dominating to the East, Sloan, the jagged Monte Christo range, Del Campo, Sperry, Vesper and Big Four across the valley. Must be seen to be believed. Cheers, Sateev.

Getting there: The Mt. Dickerman trailhead is off the Mountain Loop Highway east of Verlot in the North Cascades of Washington.

Note: This is backcountry wilderness travel. Any trail can become very dangerous in winter conditions. You are responsible for informing yourself of the hazards and taking the necessary precautions. Please read Terms of Use.

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