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This 3.5 to 4.7 mile loop hike is in Deception Pass State Park in Skagit County.

NOTE: It is recommended that the hiker purchase a map of Deception Pass State Park. This map shows all of the trails and is easy to read. Maps can be purchased at the Park Office, 41020 State Route 20. The Park office is located on the Whidbey Island side of Deception Pass Bridge. It is on the east side of SR 20 several blocks north of the stop light at the intersection of the Cornet Bay and Cranberry Lake Park entrance roads.

Data: This hike uses current trails in Deception Pass State Park and that portion of the PNT (Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail) between Pass Lake and the Ginnett Road. Parking is in the Pass Lake parking lot. A Washington State Discover Pass is required to park anywhere in the Park. SWITMO rates this as an easy to moderate hike. SWITMO helps maintain trails in Deception Pass State Park.

Driving Instructions:

Drive Highway 20 to its intersection with Rosario Road, near Pass Lake. Park in the Pass Lake parking lot.

Hiking Instructions:

  • Find the trail at the forested edge of the parking lot and follow it about 0.4 miles to a four-way intersection.

  • At this four-way intersection, the right path goes to the Park ranger’s home. The trail that goes up hill, straight ahead, route of the PNT, leads to the Naked Man Valley and Ginnett Road. The hiker may like to hike to the Ginnett Road and back, round-trip distance from this intersection is about 1.2 miles.

  • When ready to leave this four-way intersection, go westerly, uphill on an old logging road toward Mount High G. This trail is through forest and eventually curves south and reaches Rosario Road. Distance of this section is 1.6 miles.

  • Near Rosario Road, turn left onto a trail that goes easterly. This connector trail brings the hiker back to the Pass Lake Trail and then back to the car at the parking lot, a distance of about 0.3 miles.

Source: USGS

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