The trail steadily descends from the road into the forest, and within 15 minutes you enter the Alpine Wilderness. The narrow trail winds through brush with plenty of tree canopy above. Take a minute to pause and appreciate the memorial hung on a tree for Faye Ogilvie of the Alpine Lakes Protection Society from the mid 20th century.
You'll hear Fisher Creek on the right as you descend, and at a little over a half of a mile from the trailhead you'll reach the intersection with Deception Creek Trail. This intersection of Fisher and Deception creeks is also the location of a small campground. Signs bolted to a tree can help you orient with Hwy 2 to the north and Deception Pass to the south.
If you stay the night, follow leave no trace principles and use the established campsites. As you're now in the Alpine Wilderness, for both day and overnight use, make sure to follow the US Forest Service wilderness regulations.