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.
For information about accessible recreation opportunities in Pacific Northwest National Forests, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r6/accessiblerecreation
At a Glance
Memorial Day Weekend
US Forest Service
Call Skykomish Ranger District at 360-677-2414.
Drive US Highway 2 to milepost 56. The entrance is on the north side of the highway.
Follow a 0.2 mile barrier free, paved trail to a viewing platform for a misty experience with powerful Deception Falls, the last drop of Deception Creek before joining Tye River.
Deception Creek originates in Alpine Lakes Wilderness, so here's your chance to experience a little piece of wilderness tumbling to this threshold of civilization!
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.