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Deception Pass State Park - Pass Lake

Puget Sound and Islands

Location

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area
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Length

3.4 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

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The Pass Lake Loop provides a nice, quiet forested trail near the popular Deception Point State Park. The trailhead is near the boat launch for Pass Lake at the junction of Highway 20 and Rosario Road.

The trail heads up into the forest on the west side of the lake. After about a quarter-mile, arrive at an unsigned junction with the Pass Lake Loop Trail. Continue on the main trail, which parallels the lake a little bit higher on the hillside, which allows you to keep your feet dry!

At the ridge top is a short side trail over to a rock outcropping with a view through the trees down to the lake. The trail then goes downhill and levels out. About a half-mile from the parking lot is another junction with three trails to choose from to hike.

At this junction, the Pass Lake Loop Trail goes left and switchbacks up the hillside. The Pass Lake Trail goes right and continues along the west side of the lake. The middle trail is the Ginnett Trail, which heads north to Ginnett Hill.

 

Deception Pass State Park - Pass Lake

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 48.4171, -122.6448 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands -- Bellingham Area

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Guidebooks & Maps

Deception Pass Park Foundation Official Park Map: https://bit.ly/2FibgVt

Getting There

From Interstate 5 at Burlington, take Exit 230 and head west on Highway 20. After 12 miles, cross the bridge to Fidalgo Island, and in a few more miles, turn left at Sharpe's Corner to follow Highway 20 south toward Whidbey Island. Turn right onto Rosario Road, then turn immediately into the parking area to your right.

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Deception Pass State Park - Pass Lake

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