Seattle: Mount Dickerman

A stiff climb is rewarded with Lord-Of-The-Rings-like views on this 8.6-mile, berry-strewn trek.
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A stiff climb is rewarded with Lord-Of-The-Rings-like views on this 8.6-mile, berry-strewn trek.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.0

Waypoints

MDT001

Location: 48.051815032959, -121.487342834473

Trailhead

MDT002

Location: 48.0516166687012, -121.483406066895

Start switchbacks through hemlock and scattered cedar forest

MDT003

Location: 48.0544967651367, -121.47925567627

Switchbacks continue past 3,500 ft. and enter Douglas and alpine firs; look for blacktail deer in beargrass

MDT004

Location: 48.0569915771484, -121.479476928711

Long traverse N into alpine ecosystem; forest opens to better views

MDT005

Location: 48.0622749328613, -121.480850219727

Trail crosses avalanche chute; can be tricky when creek is high

MDT006

Location: 48.0639762878418, -121.483184814453

Enter huckleberry fields near 4,500 ft.; share berries with bears

MDT007

Location: 48.0656471252441, -121.484130859375

Trail turns and ascends along ridgeline to E, toward summit

MDT008

Location: 48.0664749145508, -121.482818603516

Views W to Perry Creek Basin and S into Stilliguamish Basin

MDT009

Location: 48.0664253234863, -121.477867126465

Huckleberry patches give way to alpine terrain

MDT010

Location: 48.0658836364746, -121.475601196289

Big views down to Buck Creek; look for marmots and redtail hawks

MDT011

Location: 48.068962097168, -121.471000671387

Summit of Dickerman Mountain; 360-degree view of northern Cascades