Deception Creek


Backpack - Deception Creek

Enjoy lush forest, cool bridges, waterfalls, big trees, lots of dripping moss, and mushrooms along a lovely creek in this overnight backpack of 11 miles and 1200 feet of gain.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,150 ft


My plan is to make this easy for B-3 students or anyone else who would like an easier backpack. We will go up about halfway to a fairly large campground area to set up our camp assuming there are enough available sites. We will continue the rest of the way to trail junction with a lighter load or day packs and return back to camp for the night. The last day is an easy hike out.


Deception Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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