Deception Falls Picnic Area


Visit this scenic picnic area and enjoy a half-mile interpretive trail with a viewing platform up-close and personal to the crashing sprays of the falls. A must-see when the spring runoff is flowing. The picnic area includes an accessible covered picnic shelter, tables and restroom facilities.

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At a Glance

Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Skykomish, Washington
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center:
Call Skykomish Ranger District at 360-677-2414.

General Information


Drive US Highway 2 to milepost 56. The entrance is on the north side of the highway.


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Interpretive Areas

Follow the 0.5 mile, self-guided nature loop with interpretive signs on forest ecology and succession. The walk is under the shade of old growth trees with some gentle climbing, good for a leg-stretching break from your trip across the mountains on Highway 2.

Difficulty Level: Easy


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