Day Hike - Deer Creek Falls to Owyhigh Lakes


Day Hike - Deer Creek Falls to Owyhigh Lakes

This is a beautiful hike through old growth forest that ultimately reaches open meadows before Owyhigh Lakes. It is targeted as a Naturalists hike to appreciate trees, ferns, plants and mosses.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,400 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

We will meet at the far north end of the 65th P&R under I-5 in Seattle and north of 65th at 7:00 am  

This is a beautiful hike on a well-graded trail that begins by dropping 400' from a small turnout south of Cayuse Pass to cross a series of creeks before climbing steadily through forests and then intermittent meadows until it reaches Owyhigh Lakes. The hike is described here:


Deer Creek Falls to Owyhigh Lakes

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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