Deception Pass Loop – 07-21-2013

Linda Kuramoto and I were scouting a particular crossing of Daniel Creek for the upcoming Tuck & Robin backpack the following weekend.

Participants include Nicole Hansen (leader) and Linda Kuramoto.

Deception Pass Loop – 07-21-2013 (Fullscreen Slideshow)


  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
  • Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multiday Routes, by Craig Romano, Trip No. 36 Tuck and Robin Lakes. See pages 161-164
  • Best Loop Hikes, Washington, by Dan A Nelson and Alan Bauer, Trip No. 45 Cathedral/Rock Deception Pass Loop
  • Backpacking Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness – The Longer Trails, by Jeff Smoot, Trip No. 12 Deception Pass Loop, and Trip No. 13. Tuck and Robin Lakes

The Deception Pass Loop hike connects several trails in a 14.4-mile loop, a popular long day hike or a two- or three- day backpack. The hike can be made longer with side trips to the many lakes along the way, including Tuck and Robin Lakes, Marmot Lake, and Peggy’s Pond.

Driving Directions
To get there, take I-90 to Roslyn/Salmon la Sac exit 80. From the exit, drive north 2.8 miles to the State Route 903 junction. Turn left and follow SR 903 through Roslyn and Ronald and along Cle Elum Lake, 16.5 miles to the pavement’s end. The road forks here; take the right fork and continue another 12.4 miles on FR 4330 to the Deception Pass trailhead at road’s end. The road crosses two streams, which run high in early season. If you don’t have a high-clearance vehicle, consider parking and fording the creeks on your walk or bike ride up the road to the trailhead. Trailhead GPS coordinates (47.5444,-121.0976) Northwest Forest Pass required.

Hiking Stats:
15.68 miles, 2947 ft. gain, 9 hrs 05 min.

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