CHS 2 Hike - Perry Creek & Mount Forgotten

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Perry Creek & Mount Forgotten

CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-2.5 mph). A hike up the Perry Creek valley to the Mount Forgotten meadows, with old growth forest, wildflowers, waterfalls, meadows, and expansive mountain views.

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 10.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,250 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 - 2.5 mph

Meet at the Perry Creek trailhead at 8am, with the goal to have boots on and ready to hike at 8:15am.  This trailhead is off the Mountain Loop highway, and the parking lot is for both the Mt Dickerman and the Perry Creek trailheads.  When you enter the parking lot, drive to the far end to park nearest the Perry Creek trailhead.  There is an outhouse available.

Pass Required:  Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful Pass.

Perry Creek Trailhead:,-121.4938958,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x549acf7c2bcbf5a9:0xc41e00e4a38f6bb1!8m2!3d48.0546338!4d-121.4913155!16s%2Fg%2F11c5s9qvn8?entry=ttu

A carpool option will be to meet at the Ash Way Park and Ride at 6:45AM.  It is a 52.4 mile, 1:15 hour drive to the trailhead from there.  A  "Hello Hiker" email will be sent out during the week before the hike with details.

Ash Way Park & Ride:,-122.2612719,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x549005b431e921ff:0x850a0274acd74d78!8m2!3d47.851961!4d-122.2586916!16s%2Fg%2F11jz5fp_vf?entry=ttu

 This hike follows Perry Creek up to the Mount Forgotten meadows.  This hike is in a research natural area with incredible diversity of native plant life.  Along the way we will encounter old growth forest, wildflowers, waterfalls, meadows, and expansive mountain views, especially of Mt Forgotten and Glacier Peak.  There is one creek crossing in this hike that can usually be done relatively easily with dry feet, but hiking poles may come in handy.


Perry Creek & Mount Forgotten

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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