Evergreen Lookout Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Evergreen Lookout Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
1,328 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



Climb a mountainside bursting with fall color to a fire lookout and commanding views of Central Cascades peaks. Hike to a forest lookout with commanding views of Central Cascades peaks.

1 month ago

I hiked it July 1st. i did it, but i am a climber. There will be to much snow (dangerous) until about mid July unless you have an ice axe and know how to use it. Nice hike with nice views. The trail, before I hit the snow, was in good shape.3 miles is a really short trail.

1 month ago

Road was closed 1 mile past the turn off onto FS 6550. Up until that point the road was in really good shape.

off road driving
3 months ago

I got all the way up to the trailhead with no real issue ... the parking lot ... or what I would assume is the parking lot is still a snow pack ... I DID NOT do the trail itself ... so no idea what the conditions where above parking. I did not even know it was there and was not prepared to actually hike.

Drive was awesome though! A couple real cool places to turn your vehicle vertical if your brave enough.

My guess is that is is freaking awesome to hike it though based on the scenery from the road alone ... now that I know it is there ... I will be back for sure a little later in the year.

scenic driving
4 months ago

Tried to get to the trail head, still covered in snow. Multiple cars were stuck including trucks. Was excited but going to wait a few more weeks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

steep but rewarding..

Friday, September 15, 2017

Absolutely beautiful

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Road to the trail is a narrow, winding 9 mile road. There is an overhanging tree about 6 miles up coming across the road. It is passable but takes a little maneuvering to squeeze through. The trail itself is in pretty good shape and the views are incredible.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The narrow road up has been cleared. Short hike but offers great views of surrounding peaks and green slopes

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Never made it. About 1.6 miles out, there was an enormous tree blocking the forest service road. We don't know the area well enough to know if there was another way around.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Awesome, takes a bit of drive time once you get off hwy 2, but worth it. For a short trail, it offers a great view. Access to the lookout is only available from the forest service.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017