Deception Creek Trail

HARD 14 reviews

Deception Creek Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

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
18 hours ago

On a hot summer day this is a great shady hike through old growth forest. There are some great creek views. There are some areas where tripping over roots or rocks is possible, but in other areas the ground is softly padded with old needles. On a summer Sunday we only saw six other people. There were huckleberries along the way.

2 months ago

Good for backpacking. Brought the doggo, had a great time!

backpacking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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

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.

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Monday, January 28, 2013