Deception Pass State Park - North Beach
May 12, 2012
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Deception Pass State Park - North Beach
- Region: Puget Sound and Islands -- North Sound
- Agency: Washington State Parks
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with kids
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
- Be Aware Of
Much of the trail follows along the water and has some picturesque views. It's well maintained but rocky in places so footing may be an issue for small children. When the trail came to a "Y" we chose to head up the hill to the right. I don't know if this was still considered the Perimeter trail or not, there was no sign.
The trail from that point became rockier and there were areas of the trail that were quite narrow. There were also many spots that had some steep dropoffs so keep small children close at hand. The trail followed along the edge of Cornet Bay offering some nice views but there was limited access to the water. There was only 1 trail down to the water that would have been suitable for children, the other trails down were too steep.
We came to a junction and took the Lower Forest trail. This trail was overgrown but nothing impassable. We then met up with part of the Summit trail (I believe) and climbed the hill to the top for some more fantastic views. After taking in the views we hiked down the trail back to the bridge and down to the car.
To see more of our hike go to http://1retromama.blogspot.[…]eption-pass-state-park.html .