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Mt. Dickerman

Mt. Dickerman trail map
Distance (both ways): 9.2 miles (14.8km)
Elevation gain: 3,900 ft (1,200m)
Green Trails Map: 111
Passes: Northwest Forest Pass required to park a car near the trailhead

Useful Info

This trail is accessible from the Mountain Loop Highway. There is a large parking lot (can probably accomodate about 20 cars) at the trail head. To get there, drive about 5 miles past Silverton (going East from Granite Falls). The entrance to the parking lot is to your left, and it's clearly marked.

The trail goes steadily up from the very beginning -- you get no break until you reach the top. The good news is that although you are going up a very steep slope, the very dense switchbacks make it a very reasonable hike.

Before setting out on the trip, make sure to check the weather forecast. Also, check recent trail condition reports from WTA. Forest Service also provides report on the trail conditions -- scroll a little bit down to trail #710.

More Information

Our Trip

Ratul, Carole, Atri, Danny, Karthik, Jon, Raphael, Mira and I, hiked this trail in the middle of July, 2004. The trail was rather straightforward but exhausing. Including breaks, it took us 3 hours to get to the top, which is a pretty good time. On our way up, we were told of some waterfall just off the trail. We were told we would hear it for sure but we missed it both on the way up and down. We only saw a little water trickle that crosses the trail about tho thirds of the way up. In other words, we did not see a dependable source of water anywhere on this trail. This means that one should carry at least 2 liters (if not more) for this hike, especially that the list bit is over exposed meadows, where the sun is likely to suck the last drop of sweat from your already exhausted body.

Below are some of our pictures from the hike (I will have more when I develop my other roll of film). Click on any of them to see the larger version. You may also want to see Danny's pictures from the hike.


Before the hike
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

Before the hike


On the trail
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

On the trail


On the trail
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

On the trail
Karthik and Mira



A short rest close to the top
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

A short rest close to the top
Carole, Raphael and Atri


A short rest close to the top
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

A short rest close to the top
Jon, Danny and Ratul


Almost there!
July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

Almost there!
Mira followed by Karthik




July 17, 2004
picture by Krzysztof Gajos

"You shouldn't be taking pictures of sweaty people!"
Too bad, I just did


Krzysztof...
July 17, 2004
picture by Danny Wyatt

Krzysztof...
...engaged in some mysterious activity on top of Mt. Dickerman



July 17, 2004

After the hike




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