Heybrook Lookout Trail

MODERATE 203 reviews

Heybrook Lookout Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Index, Washington that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

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

hiking
8 hours ago

Beautiful trail and met some great people along the way. Like others have said, it’s pretty steep so we took our time heading up top. Recommend going early and packing lunch to have before you head back down the trail!

10 days ago

nice climb to the top, maintained trail and great view once you get to the outlook. We went early to beat the crowds.

hiking
22 days ago

If you’re a beginner, you might find this trail a little challenging even though it is considered easy. However, it is a very short hike with a steady incline and the views at the top are SO WORTH IT!

The trail is dog friendly but it might be a little tricky getting them up top to the lookout tower. I had to carry mine because the gaps between the stairs tripped him out but we made it and it was breathtakingly gorgeous.

I went on a Wednesday afternoon and there was plenty of parking—not a lot of people.

There is a picnic table at the top, too.

Make sure you make it up there on a clear sunny day...you won’t regret the view.

hiking
23 days ago

... ideal hike if you are short on time but feel the need to stretch the legs ....

25 days ago

nice trail, not too long, not a lot of obstacles gorgeous view.

28 days ago

not that easy but great views

hiking
29 days ago

Enjoyable hike, with a wonderful reward at the top. Great views of the Cascades from atop the ranger station.

Hike should be listed as moderate, the incline is fairly decent with not much let up.

1 month ago

A perfect little hike! Should be rated moderate, as it is a steep incline most of the way up, but the view from the top of the lookout building is more than worth it. I would do it again in a heartbeat

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful day up there! A little muddy in places but not bad at all.

3 months ago

Steep hike but not difficult. A lot of snow at the top and too slippery for just tennis/hiking boots. Had to turn around because we didn’t have the best shoes for compact snow and ice.

3 months ago

Amazing views! Short, steep hike

5 months ago

Little muddy this time of year. Pretty lookout however it was cloudy today so it would be even better during the spring /summer! Quick hike & a good workout!

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous views!! Did this today 1/15 solo with my three dogs. Short hike, but it got steep quickly. No snow or ice, muddy on a few spots, but nothing too crazy.

5 months ago

Pretty much straight up hill, wouldn’t say it’s “easy” by any means but definitely doable. My 4 year old walked the whole thing. Pretty views! Trail was pretty muddy.

hiking
5 months ago

It is all uphill and definitely tiring with a little one. it is manageable with kids for sure. I'd definitely recommend bringing extra shoes for afterwards. mine got soaked. besides that the views are stunning.

hiking
5 months ago

The family really enjoyed this hike. In January this hike seems more moderate than easy. The walk up and down includes some steps that little legs will struggle with, meaning both the 5 year old and the Corgi. Several parts of the trail have water running down it. Not for a beginner hiker unless they are in relatively good shape.

hiking
5 months ago

Great views, a little wet and there was no snow or ice on the trail this morning

trail running
5 months ago

A bit boring, but great for quick run.

hiking
6 months ago

Quick short hike that's fun to do. Elevation does gain a bit. Very nice scenery when hiking up to the lookout. I loved the views of the mountains from the top. You can even bring a sleeping back to cuddle up in before sunrise and watch the mountains. Snowy parts everywhere. Great for families, friends, and pets.

hiking
6 months ago

Short, but steep on the way up. It was raining and had very limited visibility while I was there. But it was a pretty trail and when the fog cleared for a minute the mountain views were pretty.

hiking
6 months ago

Great conditions today. Expect mud, and watch your step.

hiking
7 months ago

Based on the Rocks, mud, steepness i would almost say moderate more than easy...for kids...I basically carried my daughter up and Down. Overall the views at the top and throughout were awesome and totally worth it! Believe we got up in about 45 minutes(with little one) and half that going.m down.

8 months ago

Short and steep hike. View is well worth it.

9 months ago

Amazing short and steep hike. The lookout can be rented out for $75 a night. It's really cool.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing

9 months ago

Fun short hike with a great view

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, but is steep. Probably should not be listed as Easy. Views from the top of Mt. Baring and Mt. Index are great!

9 months ago

Beautiful area, but much harder than expected. I have heart trouble and the elevation was too much for me.

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty good pitch the whole way but worth it.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike with a beautiful view at the top. Even though this trail is rated easy, it was a steady incline throughout. At the very top, there is a wooden lookout that has about 6 flights of stairs where you can get great a great view

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