Deception Falls Interpretive Trail

EASY 52 reviews

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 birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.6 miles
68 feet

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers

Deception Falls picnic area will remain closed until further notice. Call the Skykomish Ranger Distirct for more information at 360-677-2414. The parking area is closed, but there is room for a couple of cars to park near the gate. 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.

12 days ago

Cute little trail and waterfall. There is a loop that follows into the forest and along the river.

4 months ago

Easy access to falls

5 months ago

oh man I loved this trail! We stopped here on our way home from leavenworth, and it was seriously one of my favorite trails. It was so easy, which was perfect for us because we were very tired from our trip, but we love hiking, so we decided to stop real quick, and I'm so glad we did. There are some stairs, but very easy, no steep cliffs or anything. we brought our 9 year old and our dog and they both loved it. Very short distance and I would say there are atleast 5 spots to play in the river water or take pics. Choose to either take the short loop trail, (highly recommend) or go down some stairs and see the falls. must see forsure. we were there for about an hour, but we played in the water and climbed on the rocks alot.

6 months ago

Great little hike easy to see and get to the falls

6 months ago

A great, unexpected area! The trail is a nice stroll and has several view points. You can climb down to the river at several parts, go wading, and hang out. It is not closed, and parking is free. If you are driving through the area, it is a must see!

6 months ago

A fun, short accessible trail!

7 months ago

very easy hike, GORGEOUS views!

7 months ago

a nice, short walk along the water's edge. great for little ones

8 months ago

Fun quick stroll in a gorgeous forest. Almost nobody there on a nice saturday! Not difficult by any means but very pretty spot.

8 months ago

A pleasant hike. Our 5-yr old loves every last step. The falls are blasting right now. It is a sight to behold.

9 months ago

I've lived in Washington my entire life and I've never been anywhere so beautiful! the waterfall is breathtaking and the hike is lovely. highly recommend!!

10 months ago

Lovely hike-we were here in spring and the trails are not cleared yet but the falls are spectacular! We will be back!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

A little muddy but always a great nature walk. Tons of mushrooms and beautiful scenery! Easy but a good place to stretch your legs on the drive over the pass.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Beautiful views without the sweat-breaking workout. Friendly for anyone of any age.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Beautiful area, not much of a hike-loved it, though!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Beautiful short trail! A must see if you are in the area!

Friday, September 09, 2016

great short hike! went with my friend today and had a great time very pretty worth going to see ❤

Monday, August 22, 2016

great easy mini hike.

Monday, August 15, 2016

This little trail is right off of US HWY 2. It's easy, well maintained, and fun with a great view of the falls.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Well maintained trail and good informational plaques. It's not very long but there are plenty of places to sneak down into the falls themselves and get your feet wet! Had never seen a stream take hard 90 degree turn to the right before! Would definitely take friends to go visit in the future.

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