Note: The trailhead for this trail has moved from what is shown on the maps and from what is described in the old trail info sheet. The new trailhead is approximately a half mile from the old trailhead. The road to the old trailhead has been decommissioned and is now considered part of the trail.
The initial descent is very steep and can be some of the worst trail in the district. Recent work has been done to create steps in several steep sections and has helped improve this portion of the trail, however there are still some difficult sections without steps. Once down the hill conditions improve.
After enduring the initial descent, you are treated to a nice wetlands area and then a beautiful grove of old growth trees, all the while following the path of Dickey Creek. Dickey Creek is more of a river in the spring, and crossing it can be difficult during high water periods.
After the creek crossing, the trail starts uphill and goes through drier forest, up to the slopes below Big Slide Mountain, across a long scree slope. There are several nice campsites at Big Slide Lake.
BEAUTIFUL BIG SLIDE LAKE AWAITS AT THE END OF YOUR JOURNEY
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