Perry Creek

A moderate to strenuous hike depending on whether your destination is Perry Creek Falls or the alpine meadows below Mount Forgotten.


Take the Mountain Loop Highway east toward Verlot. Take a left at the sign for the Mount Dickerman trailhead. Since 2010 the two trails share a trailhead and parking lot. If you reach Barlow Pass on the highway turnaround, you've gone just a bit too far. 


The trail begins in the forest before breaking out into a more open valley. As you traverse on the east side of the creek you'll cross open talus fields and small creeks coming down from Mount Dickerman.  Three miles in the trail reaches Perry Creek Falls in 3 miles (3,740 ft). Much of the rushing waterfall is hidden under an overhang so be careful when stepping forward to get a better look. The trail continues across the creek but there is no bridge so be prepared to get your feet wet. If you go in early season it is usually easier to cross a couple hundred feet upstream and catch up with the trail as it starts to switchback up the hill.  Views from Forgotten Meadows (5,250 ft) at the top of the ridge are spectacular. Look for Mount Baker, Glacier Peak and more.


  • The area is a natural research area due to the 250 different plant species that make their home here.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • 5,250 ft
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