A Fall Hike at Deception State Park

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BY MARSHA MORGAN
Whidbey Life Magazine Staff Photographer
October 19, 2016

When one thinks of Whidbey Island, the iconic Deception Pass Bridge and State Park often come to mind. Any time of the year, including Fall, the bridge and park offer nature at its scenic best.

For more about the Deception Pass area, read Dianna MacLeod’s article, “The Power of Deception,” in the new print edition of Whidbey Life Magazine. The article features photos from many of our island photographers and will be available by October 24 by subscription and at our local retailers. 

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Several excellent hikes begin underneath the iconic bridge. View the park map online at Deception Pass Park Foundation.

Bring your dogs – but don’t forget the leashes.

Bring your dogs – but don’t forget the leashes.

Oops, camo dog Zoe almost got left behind!

Oops, camo dog Zoe almost got left behind!

The trails are thick with native vegetation, evergreen trees, and arbutus.

The trails are thick with native vegetation, evergreen trees, and arbutus.

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After rains, mushrooms and fungus sprout.

After rains, mushrooms and fungus sprout.

There are beautiful views in all directions.

There are beautiful views in all directions.

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Our circle trail brought us back to the bridge and a view of this lone tree guarding the passage..

Our circle trail brought us back to the bridge and a view of this lone tree guarding the passage.

Marsha Morgan is a Whidbey Life Magazine Staff Photographer.

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