Deception Pass State Park

Easy and moderate day hikes for people of all ages along beaches and to the the highest point on Whidbey Island.

on the trail

Goose Rock

Begin on the West Point of Rosario Straight following the beach trail up and under Deception Pass Bridge to Goose Rock and down to Cornet Bay.  Return using several well maintained and popular trails.

north beach

Hike from east to west or west to east and back along the North Beach Trail

west beach

Hike out and back along West Beach and consider taking the Dunes Interpretive Loop Trail along Rosario Strait and Cranberry Lake, respectively.


  • Hiking Trails
  • Sandy Beaches
  • Interpretive Center
  • Fishing Dock
  • Campground


  • For day hikes in the north part of Deception Pass State Park, use the Bowman Bay route/place.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 484 ft
  • 484 ft
Deception Pass State Park 41020 SR 20, Oak Harbor WA 98277
  • Green Trails Deception Pass No. 41S
  • Red Marker
    Deception Pass State Park 41020 SR 20, Oak Harbor WA 98277, 48.404798, -122.635671
    48.4047983732 -122.6356709
  • Red Marker
    48.390801, -122.664338
    48.3908007671 -122.66433835

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Deception Pass State Park

Exploring Nature & Photography Trip
Leisurely photo walk along various trails at Deception Pass State Park.
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Aug 4, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Jul 16
Seattle Branch
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  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Deception Pass State Park: Goose Rock
  • Goose Rock
  • Deception Pass State Park: North Beach
  • North Beach
  • Deception Pass State Park: West Beach
  • West Beach

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