Heybrook Lookout Trail

EASY 43 reviews
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Heybrook Lookout Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Index, WA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.9 miles 903 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

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From Everett, E on US 2 to mile marker 37. The trailhead is on the North side of US 2 near mile marker 37, opposite a big national forest entrance sign

2 months ago

Loves this hike. Has a strong elevation with mostly nice steps or wide path but there are rocky areas. The lookout has great views and nice for kids and pets.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike, it's very easy the elevation is gradual the whole way. I have osteoarthritis in my knees and had no problems going up or coming back down but I do use trekking poles which does help tremendously on the way back down any hike I do. My friends and came up here to watch the sunset, the sky was clear and the sunset was beautiful. It did get dark very fast after that and had to use our headlamps the last half of the trail. It was still very easy to navigate.

hiking
3 months ago

A short hike with a very nice view. This is a lot of fun but could be troublesome for those with bad kness.

3 months ago

I encountered a black bear near the peak of this hike at 7am this morning. Always remember who lives in the wilderness & use safety precautions.

hiking
4 months ago

it was a challenging hike for our younger children and a few points of concern for safety, but it was worth it. it is definitely not a beginners hike, the almost 1,000 ft of elevation climb in such a short distance was rough.

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5 months ago

This is a perfect hike to take your family on or any new beginners! Gorgeous view on a sunny day and very fun hangout spot on the very top.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with lovely views especially early morning when the sun comes up over the mountain views. There was no one on the trail except my husband and our yorkie. Trail was in good condition, not too muddy.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

Hike was good. Was not expecting a straight up shot all the way. Fun tho. View was nice but better if it wasn't so cloudy out.

6 months ago

It was fun. It is farely steep so it was semi physically challenging. Short but sweet. The views were awesome! This was my annual mother day hike with my kids. 2015 Wallace falls, 2014 Mt. Index.

hiking
7 months ago

Short and moderately easy. The view from the lookout is why this hike deserves 5 stars.

hiking
7 months ago

My 8yo daughter made it without too much problem. The good thing is it's short because it's a pretty good elevation gain.

8 months ago

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8 months ago

On the steeper and rougher terrain side. Make sure you are sure footed. Only about 2 miles up so it wasn't hard. The view at the top was amazing! Worth the hike!

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8 months ago

Great hike with the family. Wet and muddy at the beginning and a few fallen trees to climb over, but other than that the view was worth it.

9 months ago

Great hike for all ages great view from Lookout

hiking
9 months ago

easy, short yet good climb up to the lookout. We arrived ahead of everyone and made it in and back within an hour. Trail had lots of fallen trees but nothing you couldnt climb over or under. An absolutely amazing view at the top!

10 months ago

Great view. Especially in the spring!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike! Was very icy and snowy when we went, which made the ascent/decent very difficult without crampons or walking sticks. At the top was a lookout with amazing views. Overall this was very fun and a good out-and-back winter time hike.

11 months ago

Fun hike, great view at the top