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Heybrook Ridge is a 2.8 mile heavily 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, bird watching, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 823 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Snowshoeing Bird watching Forest Views Rocky Snow
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Users have reported that this trail can receive significant snowfall, so snowshoes are recommended during the winter season.

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Ximena Arellano
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09/07/2020 Parking on a Monday (Labor Day) was fine! Not busy. Parking lot is to the side of the road, so that was nice. There are NO bathrooms! Hornets warning sign at beginning of trail, but luckily we had no problems with it. Short hike, not bad. Power lines at the top were unfortunate, but the views were great regardless.

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Karly Mareka
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Easy to access trail; plenty of parking even on Labor Day. Power lines at top kind of a bummer but views still beautiful!

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Maddy M
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Great trail! Short walk. Warning there are very aggressive hornets on the trail. On the way down two us got stung really bad.

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Karsten Huttelmaier
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Very peaceful. Quiet. fall colors coming in.

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Brian Andreini
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Liz Hayes
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Surprisingly nice views from top. But a service road goes up and there are power lines up there

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Siddharth Vijayakrishnan
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Great day out. Parking lot had space at noon. Not too crowded for a Sunday

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Miles Savage
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Jennifer Pohlman
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Beautiful views. We arrived around 6 PM on a clear Saturday evening and only ran into a few people on the trail. No fee/pass is needed. The trail is open from 6 AM to dusk. The parking lot is right off the highway, so no need for 4WD or high clearance. The trail was a bit overgrown, but it was still easy to follow. We'll definitely be back to this one again!

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George Wallace
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Katy B
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Great trail. Short, easy to get to, kid friendly. Beautiful views, wildlife, and few people. Only drawback are the buzzing power lines that detract from soaking in the views at the top.

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Carolyn Burch
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Monica S
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I wasn’t sure what to expect after reading about the power lines on this trail, but it’s a great little hike. So many beautiful rock formations and little bits of history through old logging artifacts. Yes, the power lines are prominent at the top and makes a crackling noise, but there’s a pretty spot to sit and take in the panoramic view with a perfectly placed clump if trees to sort of shield the power lines. There’s no fee to park, the lot was empty at 9am this morning (Tuesday) and we only saw a few other people the whole time. It’s also one of the cleaner trails we’ve been on this summer. There’s no bathroom, but in the town of Index (across the bridge) there’s one at the park.

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Nicole Beaton
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Not my favorite trail. The hike up was pretty nice and relatively easy but the power lines at the top kind of killed the vibe. You hear a constant buzzing sound while you’re up there. The view is beautiful but there is only a small lookout spot where you can have lunch. Luckily, a group was just leaving so we snagged the soot right after them. It’s nice for a one time hike but I don’t think we will be back.

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Asif Delawalla
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Overall, this hike was really nice! A pretty easy hike up honestly. We had two small dogs with us that aren't super active, but made it to the top without any issues. On the way down, we decided to carry them in our backpacks. The actual hike to get to the top doesn't really have anything interesting, but the lookout point at the top is beautiful. There are plenty of places to sit at/rest at at the top while enjoying the view, which was really nice.

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Natasha Boyde
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The trail tops out at 1.66 miles and power lines! we didn't expect those. the hike is a nice easy gradual elevation change. not too so at any part. a few rocks here and there. at least half shade. the trail at the end is slightly overgrown but still easy to follow. there are flowers at the top and just 2 or 3 spots going down that are a scramble, mostly for children.

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Pooja Dhruva Bremner
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Beautiful trail!! Trail offers mountain view at top, switchbacks, good for beginners skill set to try moderate hikes Recommend going earlier in day to avoid crowd. I started hike around 09:00 am

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Erin Thompson
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Went on a sunny Tuesday afternoon and only saw 6 others on the trail the entire hike. The trail is beautifully and well maintained and the views are very pretty once you get to the top. The actual mileage is more like 3.3 miles round trip

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Katie Purnell
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Great hike for moderately beginner hikers. Some rocky parts and tight squeezes through brush, but otherwise clear and dry. Great views at the top for a clear day, and doesn’t take too long. Came at a Monday morning around 11, and only 2 other cars in the lot.

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Katie Hadley
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Lynette Marie
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We loved this trail! Did it with our 7 year olds and a baby in the pack...it was challenging without being too hard. We went on a rainy Sunday morning and we were the second car in the lot. It was much busier on our descent. The trail was beautiful and the view is worth the trek. Highly recommend.

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Griffin Barnett
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Nice and short but a solid hike that’s a good for all ages, my 11 year old brother crushed it. The trail can get a little rocky at some points, and also narrow, but lots of people had masks on. There’s a few different spots to stop at the top for snacks and views, where you can see bridal veil falls in the distance. I did this one later in the day on the weekend, around 5pm, so there weren’t too many cars or people on the trail.

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Amber Khan
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Chill easy hike but pretty busy with a lot of narrow trail stretches that made it hard to socially distance- lots of people were wearing masks though!

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Mark Durfor
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Take US-2 East  through Monroe and Sultan. From the traffic roundabout in Sultan, it is 10.8 miles to the bridge over the South Fork Skykomish River. At this point, be on the lookout for Index-Galena Road, which is a left turn from US-2 just 0.4 miles beyond the bridge. It was just a green sign that said Index on it.  Follow Index-Galena Road 0.9 miles to Heybrook Ridge County Park, on your right, immediately after passing under the railroad bridge.   The trail is easy to find and quickly splits into two trails.  Take the Leovy Trail to the right.  For the first. 25 mile,  it's pretty easy.  The next 1.25 miles are a pretty steady incline towards the summit.  The last. 25 mile or so is a pretty mild hike.   There are some mile markers along the way on the 1.66 mile one way hike.  When you get to the top,  cross the utility road and up the rocks.  A little further and you'll come to the lookout viewpoint.  Note: this is not the tail to get to the Heybrook Tower.  That's a completely different hike off of US-2. The trail was the most beautiful I've hiked all summer.  It felt like a hiking trail designed by Disney it was so beautiful the whole way with a mix of dirt trail, stone steps and wood to guide your way carved beautifully into the mountain of  plants, flowers,  trees and rocks. The only things Disney would have done a little differently would be to add a few more perfectly placed trees and flowers along the way,  hide some animatronic woodland creatures with sound effects off the trail,  and make it a loop so up and down traffic never cross each other.  It was gorgeous and a decent little 3.23 mile total trip hike. 

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Alicia Naig
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Arrived on Friday at 9:30am - lot almost full - about 25 (?) cars. Great trail! Depends on which hike tracker you use - my friend had 4.4 miles round trip on her app. Clean, polite people, majority wearing a mask. Most of the hike we were solo. Somewhat narrow - my dog had to lead the way most of the time. There are switchbacks and “rocky” stairs. Some mud (but it’s PNW, so expected). At the top are power lines - maybe an old road under it for access - a couple groups spread out and were having lunch/snacks. There is a ridge lookout over the valley and where you can see Bridle Veils Falls and Mt Index - very pretty. Coming down is a little challenging on my old knee on the rocky parts (slippery) but manageable. Saw bear scat at the top - probably from an adult black bear. Some young kids on hike, but mostly young-mid adults and dogs. Great workout and will do it again!

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Karen Bedford-Tom
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This was a lovely hike to the ridge area, not many people on the trail either. The trail is in real good condition traversing back and forth up to the ridge, so no real steep inclines. The ridge area is very pretty with some real nice views of the mountains around. Different wildflowers were blooming along the trail and up on this ridge too.

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Rosie Bosse
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Cloudy day but great hike. No garbage in parking lot or on trail :)!!

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