Deception Creek Trail

HARD 9 reviews

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 best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

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.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Beautiful views but the lookouts to the falls aren't the best. Trails are pretty narrow and rife with spiky vines called devil's claws

6 months ago

Sunday, August 21, 2016

camping
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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.

Monday, September 07, 2015

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.

hiking
Monday, January 28, 2013