Heybrook Lookout Trail

Index, Washington 98256

Heybrook Lookout Trail

Heybrook Lookout Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Here is a restored fire lookout close to the proposed Wild Sky Wilderness and low enough for year-round hikes on a trail short enough for young children. Because the slope faces south, this hike can be done in winter months when most trails are filled with snow. The wooded path switchbacks up through second-growth forest to a restored lookout building perched on top of a wooden tower.

Children will enjoy mounting the steps to the top, and viewing the sharp north, middle, and main peaks of Mount Index; Mount Baring; Mount Persis; and the Skykomish River valley lying before them, just as old-time fire lookouts did. Dramatic Bridal Veil Falls pours from Lake Serene across the valley below Mount Index. The lookout was rebuilt by the Forest Service and has been saved as a National Historic Monument. It is maintained by the Everett Mountaineers. Work crews access it by a service road, once the only lookout access."

Heybrook Lookout Trail Reviews

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Beautiful day in the Northwest. Time/Temperature sign said 77 as we were coming through Sultan around 4:00 pm. Trail was a bit muddy in spots, worst spot near trailhead. Scenery was as advertised - beautiful view from top. Definitely recommend it - easy day hike, fairly short drive to get there. Dogs had a great time, too (always so many interesting smells in the woods).
Fun and easy hike. The steepest part is the beginning and then it levels out a bit, but it is uphill the whole way. Before you know it you'll be at the top. Not much scenery along the way, but it has a pretty good view at the top. Well worth it!! Great for kids and dogs, too.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Year round
800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,700 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails No. 142 Index; USGS Index
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Activity Feed

Jul 2018