Explore lush moss-covered forest and vivid fall colors in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and access the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The first five miles gradually ascends the valley following Deception Creek where you can find established campsites at the 2-, 3- and 5-mile marks.
Reach spur trail #1059.1 in 4.8 miles connecting to Tonga Ridge Trail 1058 and spur trail #1059.2 in another 2.5 miles, which connects to Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000 for a route to Deception Lakes north of the junction. The remaining three miles continue south and climb through sub-alpine meadows to intersect with the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail at Deception Pass.
Two trails that intersect at this point are Lake Clarice Trail 1066, leading to Lake Clarice and Marmot Lake in Skykomish Ranger District, and Deception Pass Trail 1376, leading to Little Hyas Lake and Hyas Lake in the Cle Elum Ranger District.