Deception Pass State Park


Day Hike - Deception Pass State Park: Goose Rock

A figure eight loop around some of the sights of the Whidbey Island portion of Deception Pass State Park

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 880 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 500 ft
  • Maximum Wind: 25 kts
  • FULL, 3 on waitlist (10 capacity)
  • FULL, 1 on waitlist (2 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy

We'll meet at 10am at the North Beach parking lot inside the park's main entrance. A Discover Pass is required.

A figure eight loop starting at the North Beach parking lot, heading west to West Beach, then the north shore of Cranberry Lake, cross Hwy 20 to ascend Goose Rock from the south, finally descending to the northeast, crossing our path and passing under Hwy 20 to return to the starting point. See a little history of the CCC work during the Depression to create trails and structures in this gem of the PNW.

The climb up Goose Rock is a bit steep and poles might be appreciated. We'll plan for lunch at the summit if weather permits, otherwise, we might take advantage of one of the numerous picnic shelters scattered in the park.


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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