Heybrook Lookout Trail

EASY 173 reviews

Heybrook Lookout Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Index, Washington that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. 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

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
1 month ago

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

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.

1 month ago

Amazing views! Short, steep hike

3 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
3 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.

3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

A bit boring, but great for quick run.

hiking
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

6 months ago

Short and steep hike. View is well worth it.

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing

7 months ago

Fun short hike with a great view

hiking
7 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!

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty good pitch the whole way but worth it.

hiking
8 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

9 months ago

This was my first hike after major surgery. I enjoyed it. the lookout at the top was great, beautiful views

9 months ago

Great hike but for a beginning hiker I would say far from easy. I was not expecting the incline the entire way up.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked 6/18 after completing a 4 mile trek at Wallace Falls (about ~15 drive west). The trail was in good condition, albeit a little muddy after the previous day's rain. As other hikers have mentioned, this trail is nothing but up, up, up - right from the get-go. At a brisk pace, it took me about 30 minutes to get to the top of the trail and just another minute or so to climb the firetower. It was a very cloudy/overcast day and the view therefore wasn't as picture-perfect as I would have hoped - but I still found the view to be great. Even as cloudy as it was, I could still see Bridal Veil Falls and snow-capped mountains nearby.

I'd recommend pairing this hike with another in the area (especially if you're traveling from far away), as it's very short and simple. If it's a cloudy day, know that the view may be hit-or-miss.

hiking
10 months ago

Up hill the entire way to the tower. Dog friendly if they can climb steps and stairs. Beautiful view on a sunny day! Hiked on 5/21/17 2:20pm-3:50pm

10 months ago

This was a quick and fun trail. Views are fantastic from the top of the lookout and is dog friendly. Google maps was incorrect with directions...do not turn at distillery, trail is actually on hwy 2 across the street from river. Will definitely come up again :)

hiking
10 months ago

Says 1.9 mile but sure didn't feel like it! Highly recommend! The view is breathtaking. Make sure to go on a sunny day! Parking was a little weird and the start of the trail is to your left!

10 months ago

Great hike! Got there a little after 7am on Memorial Day and there were already about 5 cars there. Tons of dogs and some kids. Incline from the start up to the clearing to the tower. Nice lookout areas and decently maintained trail. Not too many bugs and definitely went before it got too hot today. Took me about an hour to get to the fire lookout (I took my time with lots of stops and taking pictures) and about 20 minutes on the way down. Some muddy conditions but nothing too bad. Great hike for a clear, sunny day.

10 months ago

I love this trail because it's a quick trip that has amazing views and will get your cardio in for the day. Easy trail to take with the dog, I've hiked it in May and January. May is perfect time of year for the best views and it's not too hot. January be prepared for some icy patches and snow around the top.

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