Deception Pass State Park


Day Hike - Deception Pass State Park

Explore the tidepools at Deception Pass during a minus tide, learn about tidal zones and the Maiden of Deception Pass.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 484 ft

0800 at Lynnwood Transit Center, Lot A.

The minus tide is -3.2 on this date. Bring rubber boots or shoes with good traction for exploring the tidepools, which can be slippery.



Deception Pass State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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