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Heybrook Lookout Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Index, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 908 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Views

Wildlife

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Short, but steep climb offering stunning views from the top.

Federal Northwest Forest Pass

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Skykomish District Tel: 360.677.2414 www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs

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

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Caitlin True
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BugsRocky

if you aren't an avid hiker this is a HARD hike. if you are a decent hiker its moderate. lots of nature made stairs.

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Hiking

There is nothing special about this trail, it’s too short and the view at the top is not that impressive, the only positive thing was that it was not too crowded

Isadora Pereira
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Hiking

Nice trail, you can get to the top in 30 mins. Cool view! Perfect workout :)

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Phoebe Nash
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Hiking

This is a great hike if you're looking for a challenging yet steep hike. We left around 4:30 and got to the trailhead at 5:30 in attempts of making it for sunrise, which didn't quite work out. If you're trying to make it to watch the sunrise, I recommend going half an hour to 45 minutes before the sun is supposed to rise as the way up took a bit. It was pretty steep on the way up but doable with a few water breaks. Once you get to the lookout, you have to climb a few flights of steps to reach the top but it super worth it for the 360 view you get of the surrounding mountains. We went up with a dog and ending up having to switch off waiting at the bottom until we could eventually get him up to the top. Overall, I wouldn't recommend going up with a dog unless you think they can get up the lookout steps or you can carry them. It was overall a great and challenging hike with rewarding views. There isn't a lot of parking at the bottom and it's kind of just off the side of a road so I would recommend getting there early. When we went, we only encountered three other groups which was great for social distancing.

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Danielle Ruby
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HikingRocky
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Amanda Pham
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Chip Boyce
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Hiking

Great short hike. Started at 0800 and there weren’t too many people. Got to the lookout around 0900. It was a clear day so the views were awesome! Decent elevation. Enough to get your heart pumping but not too much. Trail is well maintained. I’m glad I got there early because there were a lot of people coming up as I was going down.

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Melissa Mershon
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Hiking

Short and sweet! Gets your heart pumping while you climb, but not so steep that the trek down is TOO tough on your knees.

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Kelley Pinnick
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Hiking

Trail was well maintained, quite a bit of traffic on the Friday we visited. Was able to easily park right at the trailhead. Beautiful view at the top. Trail is mostly shaded.

Irina Pastushok
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Hiking

Great trail! Short and sweet, lots of ferns and mossy trees around. There are plenty of space on top to sit and relax.

Aryane Molero
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Hiking

Amazing view at the top! Short hike, great for a morning workout.

Mike Prince
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Hiking

Nice short, steep hike. Great views from the top!

Jessica Wade
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HikingRocky

Great trial! Beautiful lookout at the top. Little spots along the side to rest if you need too. All up hill, a few folks where wondering how much further, due to no trail markers. If you have bad knees, I wouldn’t recommend. Other that that, my kids 2,3, and 7 did awesome.

Amy Rowland
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Hiking

Great, short hike to spectacular views from the Lookout Tower. Even though we could not get up to the top floor, the tier below it still haze great views. It’s a steep hike but if you take it slow it’s not bad at all. Our 6, 7, 9, and 11- year- olds all did great. If you are afraid of heights, climbing the stairs to the lookout might be a bit daunting. Also, the trail is almost completely in the shade until the top so it’s not miserably hot as you sweat your way out the incline.

Lauren Roszel
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HikingRockyScramble

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views. pretty uphill for most the hike but does level out in some spots. limited parking.

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Erin Jones
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Hiking

Easy trail. Took about 35 minutes to hit the tower. Starts out with a steep incline and just keeps going. Not as spectacular as I thought it would be. Perfect for a quick sunrise/set hike. People do rent out the top. Quiet hours are from 9 pm to 7 am. Had some other hikers that were pretty loud and obnoxious at the top of the tower.

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Danielle Pilutik
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Hiking

Got there around 11 in the morning and there was plenty of parking available. Steady incline the whole way up. Not super crowded and the view was so beautiful.

Steph Evans
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Hiking

This was great. Had prepared myself for a crowded trail because of the holiday weekend, but it was the just right amount of people to make a person like me who had decided to hike solo feel like they weren’t completely alone out there. And great in comparison to the overcrowded nearby trails. When I did pass the handful of people along the way, everyone was courteous and wore masks. Trail is completely uphill, which added time to complete the hike for me with added breaks. Beautiful view at the top. Fantastic trail!

Josh Holt
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Hiking

hope your not afraid of heights!

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Atley Shapiro
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Hiking

Very nice, easy trail. Exactly a mile up with a steady incline almost the entire time. Took about 40 minutes round trip of hiking, not including taking in the view at the top. I did this on a Monday evening and saw about 7 other parties, so I would expect this to be a popular spot on the weekends. Overall, a great outing!

Rachel Schmitz
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I am not a great hiker. And in terrible physical shape. It took my husband daughter (15) and I 2 hours round trip. We had to stop many times since it was quite a climb (for me) on the way up. But WE DID IT! And the view from the top was amazing. Wish we could have gone up into the structure at the top but there was a large group of inconsiderate 20 somethings drinking beer in it and for distance purposes we decided to just check it out next time. I would definitely recommend. Would probably pass if it’s raining, it was quite rocky in places.

Trixie Taliulu
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HikingRocky

Great hike incline the entire way up.

Nicole Donohue
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Hiking

My friends and I hiked Heybrook this morning and were amazed to arrive to an empty parking lot. The trail is in great condition considering the recent rains. Sadly due to the low clouds we couldn’t enjoy the views. But it’s still a great hike! Happy hiking Don’t forget your 10 essentials!

Karen Bedford-Tom
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Hiking

This trail is very steep and we had to take a lot of rest stops along the way. The mosquitoes were definately out and biting on this hike. With the steepness and bugs, this hike wasn't the greatest. The lookout tower is pretty big, which the views are probably great on real clear days but we had low cloud cover so couldn't see much scenery. This hike really does get the old heart pumping good.

Raheel Kazi
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HikingMuddy

We arrived on a Monday afternoon. There was parking available for us and 2 more cars. The hike is right marked as moderate. Despite the fact that it's a short hike, it has quite an elevation within a short distance which makes it challenging. It was muddy throughout so definitely get your hiking shoes. The views from the lookout are gorgeous. There is bench at the base of the lookout in case you want to snack. The lookout itself is small so please wear a mask if you are in the midst of fellow hikers.

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Hannah Hansen
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Hiking

Good trail for kids, short and easy to get to. Liked it but probably won’t go again

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