Deception Pass Hiking
Deception Pass Hiking in and around Deception Pass
Deception Pass hiking offers a wide variety of trails and views that will wow everyone in the family. The trails can occasionally be tricky, but no trail in the Deception Pass area is rated more than moderate by AllTrails.
Particularly the hikes along the beaches and bluffs offer some amazing views of Puget Sound and Deception pass itself. Getting out to Lighthouse Point or West Point offers views west with Lopez Island in the distance.
If you are hiking with the family, you will find most of the trails are family friendly, though not all are ideal for smaller children or strollers due to roots and rocks in the trail and some more precarious ledges. Locations like Bowman Bay offer an easy beach to take the kids or dogs to splash in the water.
If you are really wanting to fully explore the Deception Pass trails, I would give yourself a full weekend to do it. For camping, there are three campgrounds in the immediate area, and I suggest you check out the Deception Pass Camping page when planning your trip.
The big draw at Deception Pass is the bride and the views from it and it truly is amazing. Do bear in mind that on sunny weekend days, it can be very busy. If you can manage it, sneak out on off days to avoid the crowds and parking challenges at the bridge.