Deception Falls

Visit this scenic area near Stevens Pass. Enjoy a half-mile interpretive loop trail with a viewing platform that gets you up-close and personal to the falls. A must-see and great photography opportunity when the spring runoff is flowing. A picnic area includes a covered picnic shelter, tables, and restroom facilities.

getting there

Drive US-2 to Milepost 56, 10 miles east of Skykomish and 11 miles west of Stevens Pass. Turn north into the parking area just off the highway (1,800 ft).

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 0.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 50 ft
  • 1,800 ft
  • Land Manager: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
    Deception Falls National Recreation Area, Skykomish Ranger District (MBSNF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 10
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
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