Mount Dickerman


Day Hike - Mount Dickerman

A strenuous 8.6 mile hike with 3900 ft in elevation gain. One of the few summits on the mountain loop highway that can be hiked to, the view at the top is a great reward for all the challenge of reaching it.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,875 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,760 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

7:00AM at Cedar and Grove Park and Ride in Marysville to arrange car pools to the trail head. Meeting here is highly recommended. We will get an early start to avoid the crowds and the heat.

Those further south feel free to arrange car pools as needed to this park and ride. 

Directions from park and ride to trail head

8:15 AM at the trailhead

This a fun hike to the top of Mount Dickerman. The trail contains lots of elevation gain and, of course, switch backs. Please be prepared for the elevation gain (its no joke, we will go up and up and then more up). At the top there are views of countless peaks. On a clear day, this is one of the best views in Washington (and well worth the challenging hike). We will enjoy a brunch at the summit.

The complete hike description can be found here.

Recent reports indicate some snow at the top, but it will probably melt by mid-July. In any case, there is no exposure and no snow at the summit. Hiking boots and poles are recommended.

The pace will be about 1.5 to 2.0 mph, which should hopefully be a moderate speed for most hikers. 

A Northwest Forest Pass is required at the trailhead. The parking lot is right off the mountain loop highway, which is paved up to that point, so any vehicle should be able to make it.

This trip will go rain or shine (hopefully shine!). The weather for the area can be found here.

Participants must be >18 years old.


Mount Dickerman

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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