Deception Creek Trail is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible from June until October.
Directions from Skykomish: Travel 6.6 miles east on U.S. Hwy. 2 and then turn south onto the Deception Creek Road #6088. Continue on this road for 0.4 mile to the trailhead.
The trail was fantastic! Some decent climbing. There was a great deal to explore with some well situated campsites along the way. The water was rushing at a good clip.
Really lovely. We did the first 6 miles and back. About 1200 ft in elevation gain going in, with a few steep spots but many stretches of little hillocks and level ground. Mossy boulders, rapids and waterfalls along the way. A great rainy day hike.