6 reviews Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest #18 hike out of 716 in
1 hrs 5 min
This is a difficult one way trail to Mount Dickerman in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
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This is the 3rd time I've hiked Dickerman. The views at the top are as spectacular as they come in beautiful Washington. However, I found the long slog to the top a tad monotonous and tedious but what a top. Baker and, most dramatically, Glacier Peak. Many others too many to list. I used my "Peak Finder" app which was fun but of course I don't remember most of the names. Once emerging from the forest, the open areas offered stunning views of the mountains to the south, most prominently Big Four and others, but also an explosion of wildflowers. Pleasantly, it was not crowded--only 6 cars in the large lot when I arrived on a Tuesday at 9 AM. Also breezy and surprisingly few bugs. This hike is not nearly as difficult as Gothic Basin nearby. Tread was decent, though in the descent, the roots and rocks bothered me more than when going up.★ ★ ★ ★
First part, switchbacks; snow at at top of first ascent at about 2.5 miles. MicroSpikes helpful but not needed. Trail more easily followed than previous trip reports. Great hike with beautiful views of the north cascades you the East and north.
Track (7/4/16, 9:26:56AM) Dickerson mountain
Two hour up, wet quick lunch then two hours down