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Evergreen Lookout Trail

MODERATE 18 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.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,328 feet Route Type: 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.

plenty of snow pack near peak, carefull walking on it, it's slick. Hike is definitely worth it!!!

1 month ago

The things you do on your day off. As early season trains go, this one wasn’t too bad. Trekking poles and micro spikes made this “easy”. A friend (old 2’s guy) and our kids got an early start for this one. In Gold Bar and on the trail, the weather was almost great. A cool 56 degrees, cloudy and little wind. The dodge got us to the trail head w/o any problems. Some snow on the trail. We started early enough that things weren’t too bad. On the way up we were in the fog. Lunch at the top was 1/2 a can of cold hard cider, hot coffee, gluten-free fennel pollen salami, Reese’s sticks, and some dog food. And then it started to clear up. WOW, what a view. On the way down we would take ten steps, stop, turn around, and take pictures. Repeat.......

8 months ago

WAY steeper than I anticipated, little longer too. Wow oh wow on the view though! The lookout itself was shut up so couldn’t inside it, however it was a gorgeous day so it was really unneeded. Like I said, for the duration of the hike it is very steep, you’ve been warned. A lot of hikes towards the end get that steep but not for the whole darn thing ... lol ... enjoy

11 months 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.

11 months 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
Monday, June 11, 2018

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
Tuesday, May 08, 2018

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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