Deception Falls Picnic Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

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

Current Conditions: Temporarily closed.
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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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.

Special FeatureDeception Creek originates in Alpine Lakes Wilderness, so here's your chance to experience a little piece of wilderness tumbling to this threshold of civilization!
Difficulty Level: Easy

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