Type of HikeDay hike
We started on the trail around 8:15 am. Beautiful sunny day! This was my first trip to Perry creek. I had heard the river crossing can be tricky so I wasn't sure how far we would go. This trail is wonderful because a lot of it is cut into the side of the mountain so there are views all around. Mount Forgotten, Dickerman, Stilliguamish peak and glacier peak. I'm sure I am leaving some out. The wild flowers are out in full force with a fragrant scent all around us. The first two creek crossing are fairly easy. I would suggest using poles on this trail. I was glad I brought mine. We saw a pika squeaking in one of the rocky areas on the way. We got to Perry Creek Falls and decided to cross and eat our lunch on the other side. I would suggest bringing some water shoes or sandals to use for crossing. I did it in my bare feet. Water was refreshingly cold but the rocks on the river bed are pretty sharp on the toes. We had our little dog with us and he was pooped by this time so we decided to eat lunch and head back. I loved this hike! I will be back to go the full distance. The trail was dry and there were just little patches of snow, none that were on the trail. No bugs to speak of. Great day!