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Deception Falls Interpretive Trail [CLOSED]

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Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

Deception Falls Interpretive Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Skykomish, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

closed

Note: This area is currently closed due to COVID-19. This .75mile interpretive trail takes you underneath the highway to a viewing platform of Deception Creek Falls, then continues along Deception Creek to meet the Tyee River. From there, the trail loops through an old growth forest to return to the parking lot.

Awesome park

hiking
12 days ago

Quite simply, this waterfall is fantastic. You can see it easily from the roadway as well, but is well worth hopping out of your car and walking down a single flight of stairs see it up close.

13 days ago

NOT OPEN...GATES ARE CLOSED & LOCKED TIGHT you have to park on the side of the high way The sheriff office was kind of patrolling the area

hiking
blowdown
closed
20 days ago

Wonderful trail! The mist from the falls felt so good after hiking through with our dog. There were some downed trees along the trail that we had to duck under, but all in all, it was a very nice peaceful hike - very rarely can you get a chance to hike in peace and quiet without seeing others.

hiking
7 months ago

Not really worth calling this a hike as much as a stroll. But very beautiful this time of year (Oct 12). Beautiful greens, water and falls are very picturesque. The trees are spectacular. Just lovely place to be.

hiking
7 months ago

You can feel the forest live and breathe here and add to it the waterfall. Makes for a good short hike !

hiking
7 months ago

great waterfalls

hiking
8 months ago

nice easy trail, pretty waterfalls, well worth the stop!

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing find! We drove there from Leavenworth, and we spent a good 2 hours on the trail. it is the excellent compromise for adults that want to enjoy the woodlands and little kids. We had a 4yr old, a 2yr old and an 8 month old. It was the perfect length and had a great amount of things for the kids to see and touch. Bug spray wasn't necessary. Strollers would not work on the trail, but it is very easy to walk and has steps on the right spots along with numerous built out decks. I highly recommend this trail for those with kids.

hiking
8 months ago

woah!! sop pretty and such a nice way to stretch your legs. so many falls and gorgeous surroundings!

hiking
8 months ago

Super short and pretty easy trail. The falls are absolutely beautiful

Really quick and ready trail through forest with several views of the river and falls. There are also several informational signs. I would take my kiddos on this hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Part of the trail is wheelchair accessible, not all of it. Pretty cool little trail, lots of information posted along the trail about the echo system. It’s a little over 1 mile if you explore all of it. I’d do this as a leg stretcher if you driving along hwy2.

hiking
9 months ago

Kid and dog friendly! Carefree hike and all the waterfalls are amazing!

hiking
10 months ago

Easy short trail with several water falls

hiking
10 months ago

love it and very beautiful place. love the waterfalls

hiking
10 months ago

VERY. beautiful!

hiking
10 months ago

breath taking ...easy hike...we even did a small stroller for our 2 yrs old. wish we had more time to the other trail that was there

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike. Mostly paved near the parking area. Stairs in most of the steep spots. Beautiful waterfalls and easy parking. Very impressive for a 30 minute layover on the way to Leavenworth near Stevens Pass.

hiking
11 months ago

I went up on June 11 to check this out and it was closed. My first clue was the road signs were covers and had closed on them. My second clue was the gate was closed across the entrance.

hiking
11 months ago

Short and easy; great for kids or people who can’t get around so easy. Beautiful moss covered forest with some huge trees. The waterfalls and river are absolutely stunning. There’s a short accessible paved trail right to the falls and a slightly longer (.5mi) loop on regular trail.

Wed Apr 03 2019

Beautiful and somewhat close to the populated areas. We take every visitor from out of state to see it. The water is very cold and the current very strong, so care is needed with kids and dogs.

Sun Mar 31 2019

Definitely worth the stop even though the parking lot was closed. We actually liked it better than Snoqualmie Falls because you get so close to the water and it's so loud. Loved that there is a wheelchair accessible path to the falls. It would be a bit of a bumpy ride for a wheelchair but doable. That's the closest my dad will ever get to a waterfall and it made his day!

hiking
Fri Mar 29 2019

Great opportunity to break up the drive over the pass. Beautiful.

hiking
Tue Jan 08 2019

Nice short hike to get out into nature. Every skill level can enjoy this trail (my wife is 8 months pregnant and had no problem). Beautiful river and waterfalls!

Sun Nov 25 2018

The parking lot is closed for the season, snow I guess. We parked along the road and walked around the gate. The falls are very close so we were able to get a good view and took the trails along the river. The view is gorgeous! We will be back in the summertime.

Wed Oct 17 2018

beautiful falls, we stopped by after we did the iron goat trail, just gorgeous.

Sun Sep 09 2018

From the parking lot, enter the loop at the left entrance. If you do, by the end of the loop you will understand why they call it Deception Falls! Well maintained trail, good to get out and stretch your legs.

hiking
Mon Sep 03 2018

short hike with beautiful views. no hiking required to see the falls!

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