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Best trails in Deception Pass State Park, Washington

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Looking for a great trail in Deception Pass State Park, Washington? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Deception Pass State Park ranging from 1 to 5.1 miles and from 9 to 485 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife. Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

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Map of trails in Deception Pass State Park, Washington
Park information
Acreage:
4,134 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
(360) 675-3767
Helpful links
Top trails (17)
#1 - Lighthouse Point via Bowman Bay/Rosario Beach Trail
Deception Pass State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
WARNING: DO NOT HIKE THE NORTHERN SECTION OF THIS TRAIL. IT IS DANGEROUS AND NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PARKS DEPARTMENT. Stick to the southern loop which is maintained. Be safe.Show more
#2 - Lighthouse Point and Lottie Point via Rosario Head Trail
Deception Pass State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(488)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
#3 - Goose Rock Trail
Deception Pass State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(359)
Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
#4 - Deception Pass Bridge and Beach Trail
Deception Pass State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(164)
Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 39 m
Looking for a safe harbor? Smooth waters? So was Captain James Vancouver in June of 1798. So he sent Ship's Master Joseph Whidbey with a crew in a small boat around the northeastern tip of what was later named Whidbey Island to search for the inner waterway to Port Gardener. Deceived as to the nature of this passage, he wrote on his chart "Deception Pass," and the name stuck. Today the pass is a beautiful and exotic passage for all manner of water craft as they make their way from the many marinas along the island coast to the larger waters of Puget Sound. Whether its flood tide, ebb tide, or slack tide, you can locate yourself on one of the primary viewing points of the passage and ponder the interaction of the skipper, the ship and the sea. To reach Deception Pass by land drive west/south on Hwy 20 from I-5, or north from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Coming from the south you'll see a sign for Deception Pass State Park. Turn left into the park and follow the signs to Little North Beach .... After you've spent some time on the beach watching the currents and tide, head back out to the main road and continue north. Just across the main bridge, you'll encounter a parking area on the right. This is Canoe Island. From here you can walk across either bridge, or you can explore the island under the main bridge and down into the passage. Further north, on the mainland side of the bridge is another parking area with another fantastic view of the passage.Show more
#5 - Rosario Head Trail
Deception Pass State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(202)
Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 45 m
#6 - North Beach Trail
Deception Pass State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(140)
Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
#7 - Hoypus Point Trail
Deception Pass State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(162)
Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
#8 - Pass Lake Loop Trail to Ginnet Trail Loop
Deception Pass State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(105)
Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
A beautiful hike to Pass Lake Loop and Ginnet trail with some steep elevation gains in a couple spots. Show more
#9 - North Beach to Goose Rock
Deception Pass State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(93)
Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 17 m
#10 - Goose Rock Summit Trail
Deception Pass State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(106)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
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