Index, WA Trails and Parks

Index has 39 trails in the vicinity, including 31 hiking trails and 8 for climbing. These trails range from 0.1 to 15 miles in length. The most popular trails are Barclay Lake Trail, Heybrook Lookout Trail and Heybrook Ridge and Lookout Tower. Trails.com member Ken C. recently completed Lake Serene.
  • Barclay Lake TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Index, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This shallow, low-elevation (2,442 feet) forest lake lies beneath the massive and spectacular north face of Mount Baring. Children will enjoy ...

  • Heybrook Lookout TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  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 ...

  • Evergreen Mountain TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    A spectacular 360-degree viewpoint and a former lookout and aircraft spotting station lie at the top of this short, steep trail. Driving the ...

  • Road 6310: Jumpoff RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a very enjoyable hike. The 360-degree view at the top is tremendous —Mount Index, Mount Persis, Mount Baring, Gunn Peaks, Spire Mountain, ...

  • Lake Dorothy TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Index, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The short, very popular, and much-used trail along the rushing Miller River leads quite quickly to one of the largest forest lakes in the Alpine ...

  • Road 6335: Mineral City and Poodle Dog PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk a road, gated by a perpetual rockslide, to the site of once-prosperous Mineral City, which boasted of two hotels. Go on to views, following ...

  • Lake Serene and Bridal Veil FallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake Serene might be the perfect swimming hole. With a fantastic location below the northern wall of Mount Index, crystal-clear water, and a ...

  • Road 6550: Beckler RiverView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Sometimes you just want an easy hike or bike ride to a perfect camp, where you can unload your gear and just go exploring. This is a perfect ...

  • Road 6554: 15 Trails of Hercules (Evergreen Mountain)View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    I can think of only one sensible reason to walk this road, much less bike it: to see what is at the end. Unless you are training for extreme ...

  • Road 6574: San Juan HillView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    There are views, views that are best described as wow! This road was decommissioned in August 2000 in such a way that 20-to 30-foot pits were ...

  • Granite FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 minutes
    •  0.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The South Fork Stillaguamish River drops 25 feet and then another 15 feet in its journey through the boulder- laden chute comprising Granite ...

  • Wallace FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wallace Falls may be one of the most popular waterfalls and hikes in the state, and for good reason. The 5.5-mile out and back jaunt gets the ...

  • Bridal Veil FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Roaring out of beautiful Lake Serene above and falling more than 1,000 vertical feet across five sections, Bridal Veil Falls may be one of Washington’s ...

  • Snoqualmie FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10- 60 minutes
    •  0.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Snoqualmie Falls, just off I-90 thirty miles east of Seattle, is one of the most popular tourist stops—and probably the most famous waterfall—in ...

  • Twin FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Twin Falls might be the most popular waterfall hike in Washington State given its proximity to Seattle—but don’t let that deter you. The mile- ...

  • Franklin FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Franklin Falls is a quintessential Pacific Northwest waterfall, with two small upper drops tucked into a woodland ravine followed by a final ...

  • Keekwulee Falls/Denny Creek WaterslidesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This classic Pacific Northwest day hike leads through old- growth forest to a family-friendly all-natural waterslide section of Denny Creek—where ...

  • Index Town WallView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    •  3-4 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore a former quarry site turned rock climbing area on this short hike. The trickiest part of the hike is getting to the trailhead. A large ...

  • Lake Serene and Bridal Veil FallsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4-5 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Tackle this classic 8.2-mile hike past cascading waterfalls on the way up to a large mountain lake overshadowed by Mount Index. Popular for more ...

  • Barclay and Eagle LakesView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  Guide

    This is actually two hikes. The first hike, to Barclay Lake, is an easy trail, suitable for young children. It has the added bonus of a lake ...

  • Lake SereneView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Where the North and South Fork Skykomish Rivers come together, passengers in cars motoring along U.S. Highway 2 are treated to an amazing sight. ...

  • Heybrook Ridge and Lookout TowerView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This short-and-sweet hike can easily be completed in a single morning or afternoon, including plenty of time spent both lingering on the trail ...

  • Road 6334: Mineral ButteView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    I like going on off-off roads. It makes an adventurer out of me, an ordinary person. Especially this road, with views that really open up at ...

  • Road 6321-010: Iron MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Although it’s a steady climb, this rocky forest road leads to great vistas of mountains rarely seen from this angle. There are no other trails ...

  • Troublesome Creek TrailView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Index, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This marvelous short, old-growth loop trail crosses Troublesome Creek twice within half-mile. Though it is labeled a nature trail, there are ...