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Mount Dickerman Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Darrington, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, and snowshoeing and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.8 mi Elevation gain 3,854 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

Snow

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Verlot: Travel east along the Mt. Loop Hwy., 16.6 miles to the trailhead on the left (north) side of the highway.

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Kirk Nelson
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Tony Kupony
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This trail isn't too crazy, I'd say it's a regular trail just steepish. It's easy to follow and there is no obstacles on it. Don't understand why it's suggested that it's only for experienced adventurers. Once you leave the boring forest the meadows and views are beautiful. There really is no water on the trail as of now.

Joni Bennett
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Beautiful!!!

bill watts
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Hossein Ahmadi
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HikingGreat!

There view at the top is breathtaking. The trail is rocky in most places but is in pretty good shape. It's a steady climb.

Connie Y
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Constant incline. I love the flowers in the middle of the hike. it was tough and the views are beautiful. come early. the lot was packed when we came down at 11a.

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Josh Lacy
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electro wasabi
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Concistent incline the whole way but nothing too steep so it's not too bad. No streams along the trail. Shaded for the most part. Pretty rocky trail. Lots of Wildflowers and beautiful views once you get out of the wooded area.

Matthew Black
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Christa Huot
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Matthew Black
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Left from North Seattle with a buddy at 4AM and started around 6. The beginning of the trail with early morning overcast is great but not nearly as pretty as on the way down with the sun. Definitely nice to be the first ones up with not another soul on the trail (besides a potential bear here and there). For the first 2 miles it's rough getting up so its ideal bringing poles if you aren't trail running up and you have them. Its pretty much a full-send the first 2-3 miles before you meet some short flat bits along the way. Honestly pretty bland until you find all kinds of floral!! The mountain flowers were stunning and the trails were especially well-kept at the top. Be prepared for some bugs and up-rooted trees. We also found ourselves looking down at some snow at the peak a few hundred feet below, there was blood, probably from a deer. Likely a wolf since shooting is prohibited but you never know with hunters. You may think you'll be disappointed at first but man are the open wildflower fields at the top worth it! One of my favorite hikes to date and felt it was worthy of my first review

Laurel Otis
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Wow, just wow...stunning view and worth every step and foot gained to get there. Made it to the parking lot at 740 and it was only 1/4 full, if that. Restroom was open and clean thankfully. Hit the trail at 8am. the first 1.9 miles are pure vertical gain, through the trees. Mile 1.9-2.8 gave some relief and a very pretty meadow to meander through and catch some breathtaking views. Only saw about 4 people by this time. miles 2.9 to the top kick your butt again and I am so grateful I hit the trail as early as I did. It really warmed up once you get above the tree line. Stunning views from top, Mt. Baker was viable and Glacier Peak looked amazing. Loved the 360° mountains for days views from the top. Not too many people up top, maybe 12 when I topped out at 11. Of all the people I encountered I'd say only about 6 people did not have face coverings and of those 6, only 3 did not use their shirt to cover. Got back to the car at 120 and lot was full.

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Judith Roel
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Fabulous hike.My favorite in terms of beauty in Washington state the views do not compare to any other any time of yr!! Sadly I lost my 2” orange elephant felior monsieur somewhere on the trail on the way down. He’s been all over the world, with me on all of my marathons, if anyone finds him or sees him I would love for him to come home &venmo/paypal you some cash. I know this is a long shot but my email is judithroel@gmail.com if anyone comes across him. He means a lot to me.

Elizabeth S.
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Damon H
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Not for beginners, strenuous incline battle from the very beginning with no flat ground for relief. Great challenge and rewarding views at the top so don’t give up! FYI: This trail is very close to the Lake 22 Trail so you can do both in one day if you plan accordingly.

vinhvy Nguyen
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Craig Yaple
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Beautiful at the top.

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Hans Frederick
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Rilaya Rorebeck
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HikingBugs

Absolutely gorgeous. Not going to lie, this kicked my butt as a not-so-experienced hiker. Hubby and I took our golden retriever up and she did great! Took plenty of breaks and wet her down so she could cool off since it was in the low 80s on our way up. Would definitely recommend bringing *plenty* of water. Lots of bugs at the top and we’ve got a couple of big bites so I’d recommend bug spray, especially if you choose to stay overnight. Not many flat spots at the top to camp, but if you could find some it would be a great view to wake up to.

Kate W
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This was quite a hike. Definitely kicked my butt....totally worth it though. Start out in the shaded woods, emerge into meadows with wildflowers and finally full exposure the last half to the summit. Bring sunscreen and bug spray. Views are spectacular. Mt Rainier and Baker are fully visible. We arrived at 630am. Only a few cars in the lot. A few I assume were overnight campers. When we returned around noon the lot was completely full. This hike was hard. It is pretty much all uphill with very little mercy. It was just as challenging going back down. Worth the rewards though!!

Jim Chastain
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HikingBugsGreat!

This is a reasonably stout and steady climb. Nothing too steep and almost no flat ground till the summit. The hike divides into three parts...the switchbacks through the forest, the high meadows and then the final push. There are different types of beauty in each of these three parts...but the 360 degree views at the top were just spectacular. We had a crystal clear day and could see layers and layers of mountains forever. This is not for the faint of heart but it is fair and doable. As others have recommended, definitely bring plenty of water. There were no real, viable water sources that were clearly available to us.

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