Explore Seattle: See Washington's Wildflowers
This 2.5-mile round-trip hike takes you up about 890 feet with incredible views of camas and avalanche lilies along the hillsides. The perfect accompaniment to the wildflowers is the stunning view of the sound. You’ll wander through marshland, valley, and up a steep elevation gain and earn that view of the San Juan Islands.
Known as Washington’s most-visited state park, Deception Pass features rugged cliffs, awe-inspiring sunsets, hidden waterfalls, and tucked-away coves. Not to mention a bridge that gives even the most adventurous adrenaline junkie a run for their money. Spread over 3,854 acres with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, this is the perfect place to take the whole family for a spring trip.
The first three miles of this trail are a breeze, with a wide pathway that hugs the river in the rocky canyon. Columbia Clematis, Hooker's fairy bells, Star-flowered and False Solomon's Seal, and long-flowered Bluebells are just a few of the wildflowers you’ll spot on your journey.
Take in the views of the expansive Columbia Gorge from above and wander through fields of wildflowers, peaceful meadows, and towering forests. About 2.2. miles from the trailhead is Grassy Knoll, a resting spot where you can spot Mount Hood and Mount Adams. Go at your own pace and explore as you wish with 11.5 miles to explore.
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