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Deception Falls Interpretive Trail 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 but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 72 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Paved

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Getting There

Please note that the restrooms and parking lot are 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.

No permit required. Restrooms and picnic tables are at the parking lot

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Lake Wenatchee: Travel west on U.S. Highway 2. After crossing Stevens Pass, watch for the Deception Falls Picnic Area on the north side of the highway.

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Rachael Cumle
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Hiking

This trail is perfect for the littles or even just looking for a quick trail to get you out of the house and get some fresh air.

Sammie Reillo
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Great!

Fantastic! Beautiful, peaceful, and so green. Not crowded at all due to the closed parking lot. Great trail with our kids, ages 6 and 8. They loved exploring. Definitely recommend!!

Gloria Foley
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Walking

not really a "hike" but a beautiful spot to take a picture and see the falls.

Erin Swafford
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Hiking

We came from Indiana to get married in Washington. We randomly stopped here the morning of our wedding for a short hike and fell in love with it! We thought it was so perfect we decided to change the location of our wedding that very day. We have the most amazing setting in our pictures for the rest of our lives! Love it here!

Lauren Skelly
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Walking

Super easy trail! We went during the week and it was barely anyone there! So beautiful! Definitely kid friendly. Lots of places to explore. The parking lot is closed so you park on the side of the road. So worth the drive!

Lynne Trowern
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Hiking

This is an amazing short hike on a loop so much to photograph and learn about on the interpretive boards. Great lookout boardwalks, gushing waterfalls, super huge old trees. The main waterfall runs under the highway 2 it’s pretty neat! On the day we went, the parking lot and restrooms were closed still, so you have to park on highway 2 and walk along to the trail head. It’s not far but hold onto your kids n dogs while those trucks fly by!

Heather Cabal
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Hiking

This is such a gorgeous little hike. Perfect setting for a fairly tale. It really is a series of many waterfalls. Saw some bunch berry and got a good amount of spray from the first falls. Great for little hikers. Little bit of mud and trees to duck under but easily done.

Melody McCall
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Hiking

Excellent diverse hike. The falls are at extreme levels right now and cover a spot on the trail. Great short hike close to the highway.

Steven Surdi
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Hiking

Awesome park

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Keith Platinum
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Hiking

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.

Joanna Rolland
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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

Hutch Hostetler
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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.

Satish Singh
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Hiking

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.

Ravi Ranjan
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Hiking

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

John Schumacher
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Hiking

great waterfalls

Lauren User
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Hiking

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

Frances Yadira
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Hiking

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.

Erica Clary
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Hiking

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

Sarah Connor
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Hiking

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

Mandy Schimelpfenig
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Hiking

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.

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L A
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Hiking

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.

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Lori Moore
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Hiking

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

Karl Lieberknecht
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Hiking

Easy short trail with several water falls

Kross S
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Hiking

love it and very beautiful place. love the waterfalls

Jan Schlack
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Hiking

VERY. beautiful!

Joanna Rolland
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Hiking

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

Jason Howell
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Hiking

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.

Emily G.
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Hiking

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.

Sam Murr
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Hiking

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.

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