Explore the most popular walking 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.

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.

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30 days 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.

great hike as always !!!!

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1 month ago

Easy trail that our pup enjoyed. We did a bit of the perimeter trail then took the SW trail up to the summit. That part definitely deserves the moderate tag. We only saw 1 other couple on Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.

Fairly easy hike with great views of the water. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for us. The sun was out for about an hour then we got nice cloud coverage. Our pup loved this hike along with the north beach one and Goose Rock summit.

on Goose Rock Trail

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1 month ago

This trail was perfect! It may have been because Wifey and I went on a Tuesday morning (no crowds at a typically busy weekend spot) and it was nearly 70 degrees (though, chilly at the start and near the water), but I think it was more due to the trail itself — it had everything! It gave us incredible views, beautiful woods, stunning wildflowers, and a sweaty elevation gain...what else could you ask for?! Oh, and my PB&J was dynamite...

1 month ago

This trail was great! You got a little bit of everything. Wild flowers, wild rhodies, a nice treed hiking trail and even access to the beach. We went on a Tuesday morning so there were no crowds however hiking around and then taking the trail to the summit was pretty straight up. I would say it was a little bit more hard than moderate. We didn’t mind the power lines because getting to the top of them was an accomplishment and the view was beautiful! The highlight of the hike at the top was have a bald eagle fly about 9 or 10 feet right over our heads! Amazing!

Beautiful easy hike although the trail loop on the maps here is out of date as lighthouse point trail around north side of the outlet is currently very overgrown and dangerous in some places. Path now cuts through the middle next to a big hollow tree. Fantastic views and scenery the whole hike.

beautiful views but super narrow trails and not marked well, I recommend downloading offline maps/directions.

as for the trail; there's is not lighthouse anymore and all mosses at the top of the island, be careful with footing. My kiddos were able to hike up and my suggestion is great hiking shoes with grip!

You can park on either end of the bridge, think best to park on the north side so you can read about Deception Pass and walk across. Path takes you under the bridge and down a lush fern edged trail to the beach which is absolutely beautiful at sunset. Short hike with great views, spectacular scenery. Can be sunny or shrouded in mist/fog. Don't miss it.

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2 months ago

Great, easy hike! We came last September and loved the views. Dog-friendly and lots of friendly people.

Absolutely stunning, quick hike. We timed our arrival at the bridge with sunset, which was out-of-this-world breathtaking. Definitely make time to go if you’re in the area!

A very nice place. Great scenery with breathtaking views. Love the place.

Just like all the other's have mentioned.... great views, great wildlife, very enjoyable hike....could be a bit slick in spots.

Great views from atop the bridge, well worth your time to stretch your legs and talk a walk. North side pull out parking is free, every where else is $10 for the day $30 for the year. Free bath rooms at South end parking lot.

Beautiful hike, but note you cannot complete the loop as the map indicates. Also, they might want to rename the island to Green reflector point as there is NO lighthouse there any longer. Beautiful hike with many water views. Only real challenging part of the trail is where it’s obviously no longer maintained and had to turn back

Great views, wildflowers were blooming, saw seals even! Trail is a bit slick and muddy in spots.

Wish it was better marked but LOvED this hike! Beautiful scenery and fun for all

3 months ago

3/31/2018
Beautiful hike, and even got to see a whale out in the distance.

Beautiful views of water, islands and mountains - what more can you ask for?

So unexpectedly beautiful views on a windy day in February. Perfect Sunday adventure for Washingtonians.

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