Deception Falls Interpretive Trail

EASY 25 reviews
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Deception Falls Interpretive Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Skykomish, WA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles 127 feet Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

washed out

Deception Falls picnic area will remain closed until further notice. Call the Skykomish Ranger Distirct for more information at 360-677-2414. The parking area is closed, but there is room for a couple of cars to park near the gate. This .75mile interpretive trail takes you underneath the highway to a viewing platform of Deception Creek Falls, then continues along Deception Creek to meet the Tyee River. From there, the trail loops through an old growth forest to return to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

A little muddy but always a great nature walk. Tons of mushrooms and beautiful scenery! Easy but a good place to stretch your legs on the drive over the pass.

hiking
1 month ago

Upper falls are great, but lower falls go on and on... worth the half mile loop to see them and all of the greenery.

2 months ago

Beautiful views without the sweat-breaking workout. Friendly for anyone of any age.

2 months ago

Beautiful area, not much of a hike-loved it, though!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful short trail! A must see if you are in the area!

walking
2 months ago

great short hike! went with my friend today and had a great time very pretty worth going to see ❤

3 months ago

3 months ago

great easy mini hike.

walking
3 months ago

This little trail is right off of US HWY 2. It's easy, well maintained, and fun with a great view of the falls.

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained trail and good informational plaques. It's not very long but there are plenty of places to sneak down into the falls themselves and get your feet wet! Had never seen a stream take hard 90 degree turn to the right before! Would definitely take friends to go visit in the future.

7 months ago

Great stop on our cascade loop trip. Definitely agree going left first

walking
7 months ago

Perfect stop for amazing scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little trail.

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful old growth Forrest and waterfalls! Great way to stretch your legs while driving across the state.

1 year ago

Fantastic, being from Florida we are blown away by waterfalls, massive trees, and beautiful views. Glad we stopped the car and did a u-turn to hike the trail.

hiking
2 years ago

Great Interpretive Trail, We did this in October 2014 great views of the falls love the log bidge

hiking
2 years ago

The interpretive trail is no longer washed out like previous reviews have stated. This was a very enjoyable stroll for my girlfriend and I, along with our pup. The trail runs for just over 0.5 miles along various small creeks and the river before coming to Deception Falls. This is a beautiful (smaller) waterfall. As a photographer this waterfall is relatively hard to shoot due to the extremely fast and misty flow. Go during a weekday if you can because it seems to be very popular during travel weekends.

hiking
2 years ago

Thursday 6-19-2014: We stopped at Deception Falls on our way to Leavenworth. The parking lot was open, but part of the loop trail was washed out and impassable unless you don't mind getting your feet wet. The upper fall was impressive with a lot of water from melting snow.

2 years ago

Snowmelt is in full flow. Falls are spectacular, part of the interpretive trail is washed out.