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Dickey Lake Trail #549

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A trail accessing Dickey Lake while connecting Pansy Lake Trail to Bull of the Woods Trail best used for making loops


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1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

4,954' 1,510 m

High

3,901' 1,189 m

Low

1,057' 322 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

58%

Max Grade (30°)

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Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake

Parking is available at the north end of Pansy Creek Trail #551 which adds less than a mile. A NWF Pass or equivalent is required. NF-6340 is dirt with only one bad rocky section and NF-6341 is mostly paved but very narrow. Decent ground clearance is recommended but low-clearance cars regularly make it to the trailhead.

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Dickey Lake Trail starts at a signed (with numbers) intersection about 0.8 miles south of the Pansy Creek TH. From here the trail begins climbing fairly steeply through the dense forest. The trail winds through the forest more than switchbacks so for the most part you're headed east and uphill. At about a half mile from the intersection you'll pass an unmarked but well-used trail that leads down to Dickey Lake, a small lake worth the ~200 extra feet of hiking. After the lake you'll pass through a small meadow. Thereafter the trail's grade mellows out ever so slightly before ending at Bull of the Woods Trail #550. Turn right and hike ~mile and another 500 feet of gain to get to the watchtower. You can make a very nice ~7.5 mile loop by returning via the Mother Lode Trail #558 to Pansy Creek Trail #551 (Pansy Lake is also nicer than Dickey Lake).

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Aug 1, 2020
Karl W
Getting over-grown in a few spots but fine and easy to follow