Explore the most popular hiking trails in Deception Pass State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I would rate this hike 5 stars, however; I could not find the 2nd half of the trail. Ended up climbing down a rock cliff only to find that it dead ended at the beach. Had to backtrack and take another route to get back to the parking lot. Other than that, it was a great hike. Fairly easy, well maintained trails, gorgeous views and abundant wildlife.

walking
7 days ago

Lovely trail with one off trail excursion because we missed our turn. (Ingress trek)

Great sites all along this hike .

Took 2 small kids on this trek, did not do full red circle, we cut through dotted line and while there is a clearly marked trail, it is not often travelled enough to keep it wide. Too much tall brush that kids were put into carriers. Semi challenging hike with rocks and inclines but it was fun!

Easy walk (I wouldn’t call it a hike). Great views, got to see some sea otters and some birds. Easy for all levels. Make sure to arrive early to get a parking spot

I agree with the previous reviews. Poorly marked after the 3/4 (lighthouse)mark. Turn around there and go back the way you came. Pretty scenery and views.

walking
1 month ago

Love D-Pass Bridge views! But “hike” as described is more of a walk. We take all out of town visitors to this landmark...a challenge to find parking on the weekends.

Dont take all loop, you lost your way. I recommend you to go through the lighthouse point loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike - with a couple of uphill sections that would be difficult for a small dog. Great views of beaches and deception pass.

Gorgeous trail, great for dogs. Saw no one else until I was near the parking lot. Found the best tasting blackberry bushes as well!

Nice hike and views for 3/4 of trail. The last 1/4 the trail disappeared and was very difficult to find a way out. This app helped! Next time I would do 3/4 to the point and backtrack.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike a few days ago and it was fantastic! We got there around 830ish and there was only one other car. There was fog so the summit wasn't anything impressive for us, but going down from the summit to the perimeter trail was a steep down hill! Would have to be part goat to climb up haha but I fell in love with this trail with the views of the ocean and the great diversity!

Parked just on the south end of the bridge. Pleasant walk over the bridge spans and great views in both directions. Returned to the parking area and took the short walk down the hill to the beach area. Lots of people fishing and just looking at the water. Very peaceful during the week.

Great little hike. Nice views of the bridge. We had read the previous reviews and did not attempt to hike around the perimeter. For families, you still need to watch little hikers near a few points along the edges.

Beautiful casual hike but I don’t recommend trying to loop it. Next time we’ll stay on the main trail and hike it as an out and back. Everyone is right. It’s a poorly marked trail and can be frustrating if trying to loop.
Still worth it though!

easy hike. been a few times. once when I was 7 months pregnant. beautiful views. saw seals once and otters. not too crowded during the weekdays. very crowded on weekends

Pretty. short walk around and over bridge. Not really a hike but beautiful.

Hike really beautiful but a portion of trail overgrown, full if bandit trails which you can easily to get lost and some parts are dangerous. This hike made me almost uninstall this app.

Beautiful views but terrible trail marking. We went clockwise around the loop, and somehow ended up going an extra mile up and down some rock scrambles that brought us to water and a cliff face about 3/4 around the loop. Oops. We had to back track. Would love if the park could mark the trail a bit better.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic hike. Great views, easy parts combined with some nice, but strenuous uphills. Loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

The hike itself was gorgeous! Short, sweet, and beautiful views, and puppy approved.. Some of the switch backs were pretty dusty and loose from lack of rain but we managed. We admired a couple seals while eating a snack along the perimeter trail. My only complaint would be trying to find a parking spot among the hordes of people and cars admiring the views from the bridge.

Took the kids and dog. they enjoyed playing on the beach and hiking around.

Beautiful easy hiking nearby.

This trail is not too hard and it captures the views of deception pass beautifully!

One of my favorite hikes. The views you get are amazing. We were blessed with abundant sunshine today and it was breathtaking.
We started at the Rosario head trail and made our way to lighthouse point. We read the reviews saying that the north side of lighthouse point was dangerous and we thought we were avoiding it but we didn’t. We made it down an extremely steep bank to a rocky beach and ended up having to turn around and head back the way we came. AVOID THE NORTH END. It is definitely not safe. If we didn’t have so many little kids with us, we would have seriously considered swimming back to the main shore to avoid the going up the bank we came down. Even with that scary part of the hike we all loved it and would definitely do it again. All the kids loved it. We had around 20 kids in our group ranging from 1 to 12 and they all did great.

Beautiful hike with few people this morning. Sun came out on the southern point for a great view.

Be careful. If you try to go around the whole loop it gets too extreme on the north part of the Loop. I would recommend doing the southern half of the loop ie cut across the middle of the island. The trail on the app should be marked the same as the state park map. Definitely not moderate for the trail marked on the app. We had to back track and could not complete the trail as indicated on the app.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike around the perimeter And through the park.

Beautiful hike with lots of view points and various campsites near by. The hike itself is pretty easy but be sure to bring bug spray because I came home with lots of bites. Lots of spider webs to run into as well. Try to go early to avoid crowds. By the time we left at 9 am the parking lot was full.

Nice morning hike. Saw an eagle, and enjoyed a private beach.

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