Deception Falls Nature #1078

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Trail Distance: 0.6 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min +
Elevation Gain: 150 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

The Deception Falls Nature Trail or Interpretive Trail is a 0.6-mile hike near Skykomish, Washington in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest. This short loop hike takes only about half an hour to complete, and it's suitable for all skill levels. Bring your dog along for this pleasant hike as well, but be sure to keep them on a leash for the duration.

Many people choose to stop and stretch their legs on this trail as they drive over Stevens Pass, a mountain pass running through the Cascade Mountains. Whether you're just passing through or you live nearby, this hike is sure to become a favorite of both you and your dog! There's also a 0.2-mile section of this trail that is ADA-accessible, and it's also convenient if you're pushing a stroller.

You'll begin your hike in a counter-clockwise direction, on a bridge to the upper falls where you'll get incredible views of the waterfall. If you're visiting in early summer, the water is quite strong, and you can expect to get a light misting when you're close to the water. As you continue following the creek, you'll see interpretive signs giving an overview of the flora and fauna in the area. Keep an eye out for all sorts of beautiful flowers and unique birds. Next, you'll head to the final spot on the hike, where you'll see the waterfalls crash into a granite wall.

From this incredible spot where the water makes an abrupt 90-degree turn as it hits the wall, you'll complete a loop back to the parking lot where you began. There are picnic tables and toilets at the trailhead, but be sure to pack water and doggie bags for your trip.

This quick and easy hike is the pawfect way to enjoy some delightful views and stretch your legs with your four-legged best friend!
Trail Features
Forest, Lake, River
Scenic, Waterfall, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest is home to a small population of black bears. Bug spray is a must in the summer, or you and your pooch will be scratching all the way home!
Address
Stevens Pass Highway
Skykomish, WA 98288
Hours
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Address
Stevens Pass Highway
Skykomish, WA 98288
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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