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Heybrook Lookout

Gold Bar, Washington

4.7/5
based on 9 reviews

Details

Distance

2.47 miles

Elevation Gain

984 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Rose Freeman

Hike up to Heybrook Lookout through a mossy forest to a lookout towering high above the trees to see Mount Index and other peaks in the Central Cascades!

To the trailhead, drive east on highway 2 from Everett. Just past milepost 37 you will see a gravel parking area on the left side of the highway.

Wander through a mossy forest that reminds me of Olympic National Park and traverse up 1.3 miles of switch backs to ascend heybrook lookout! Dogs are allowed on leash.

When we hiked here, the sun peaked through the fog to give us spectacular views of Mount Index. From the lookout, bring binoculars to also see Bridal Veil Falls tucked into the hillside!

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Heybrook Lookout Reviews

Went in February, and it was fantastic. Would recommend. Icy in some spots but made it fine with just my boots.

Takes about 30 minutes assuming a strong pace. Highly recommended!

Steady incline the whole way up to the lookout, very quick (about 2-3 hours total depending on how long you stay at the top) perfect for beginners or a warmup to other hikes. Not too many people for a Saturday morning, view is great from the ground but especially stunning from the top of the lookout. Pack a lunch and stay a while!

Reserving the cabin is very difficult to do, but it's well worth it. The views for sunsets and sunrises are incredible. It's cool to see the lookout for just a hike and it's worth stopping by if you are passing through but I wouldn't come to the area for just this hike. If you stay in the lookout make sure to wake up in the middle of the night to see the stars and also be prepared for the day hikers to try to open the entry door and asking if anyone is up there.

This is a fairly short hike, I went with three of my friends. I didn’t take my dog however I’m sure he would have loved it! Definitely worth the trip, would hike again!

This is a fun little hike right off of the highway. Be aware that many cars are broken into at the trailhead because it is so easy to access.

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