Perry Creek falls is as straightforward as any kind of hike along the mountain loop highway can get. It begins in the same parking lot as the trail up Mount Dickerman but doesn’t come close to being quite as jarring for your body. Nonetheless it is a far more laid back way to experience the depth of flora and fauna that the Mount Dickerman area has to offer.
After the first section of walking through some old growth forest and following along the old road bed that used to lead up here is where the hike really pays off. There is a spectacular view down the valley that stretches up the west side of Mt Dickerman. Aside from that, the valley walls tend to have a chain of spectacular waterfalls and the trail tends to be lined with flowers through the majority of the summer.
While the valley can be a fairly steep hike for some it is just a meager two miles to where the trail meets up with the falls. If you think you can handle the elevation gain, Perry Creek Falls is a worthy goal. If you are looking for a bit more than just a quick day hike then the trail also leads to the climbing route for Mount Forgotten. Be warned though that the trail is rough and long if you choose to go for it.