CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Deception Creek

CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.75-2.25 mph)

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.65 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft

Bothell Park and Ride, 10303 Woodinville Drive, Bothell, WA @ 7 AM. Look out for a silver Impreza hatchback with the hatch up.

There are conflicting reports on whether this is a 9.1, 10, or 11 mile hike. I will post this as a 10-mile hike but please be prepared for an 11-mile hike, just in case.

As described on the Hike of the Week website (dated 9/10/10): "One of the finest ancient forest hikes within the entire Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Deception Creek is also one of the least hiked trails in that wilderness. Passed over by hikers preferring mountain summits and alpine lakes, this trail is perfect for those who enjoy solitude, quiet contemplation and big old trees—and of course a gorgeous cascading mountain creek as well!"


Deception Creek

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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