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Deception Bridge and Goose Rock

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2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


76%

Runnable

659' 201 m

Ascent

-659' -201 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

460' 140 m

High

33' 10 m

Low

Shared By Caleb Joyce

Conditions


All Clear 78 days ago
Muddy History

Getting forecast...

From the seashore, head away from the beach, through the big forest, and take in views at the hilltop.

Caleb Joyce

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This short run will take you through all of the different ecosystems available at Deception Pass State Park.

Need to Know

Bring cash for the parking fees at the parking area.

Runner Notes

A smooth, well-maintained trail with low trip hazards makes for easy running.

Description

From the lollipop loop in the parking lot, head out onto the North Beach Trail. The trailhead is clearly marked. Weave through the forest as the trail starts climbing to the bridge. Once you're at the bridge, continue under the bridge until you get to the fork. Go right onto the Goose Rock Summit trail to complete the loop portion of this run in a counter-clockwise fashion.

On the Goose Rock Summit trail, you'll gain elevation on a series of switchbacks that climb through the forest until you reach the clearing at the top of the hill. When you're done enjoying the sweeping views, continue along the trail and start descending towards the bay. The way down is steep so watch your footing.

Once at the bottom, take a left onto the Goose Rock Perimeter Trail, which will meander along the shore's edge until you find yourself back at the bridge. Definitely cross the bridge and explore around the hillside for an alternative view (not mapped).

When you're done at the bridge, head back down the trail to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Moss everywhere with Bald Eagles flying above.

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Feb 2, 2018
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