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Deception Falls National Recreation Area

Central Cascades

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Hiked Jul 17, 2009

Type of Hike

Day hike
Deception Falls Trail is a developed nature trail adjacent to Hwy 2 west of Stevens Pass. It turned out to be perfect for an otherwise hot buggy day. We had planned on Lake Serene but turned back after 45 minutes of muggy buggy torture. Cruising to higher elevations we pulled into the Deception Falls parking lot. What a relief. The rushing Tye River sends a draft of cool air along its course and blows away the bugs. This is a place to savour slowly. Check out all the bridges, find a bouldery place by the river, admire the old growth cedars, marvel at the abrupt turns and twists of the streams.